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Old 01-06-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default 2012 - Where to go and what to do this year?

Mike usually starts this topic each year But I figured I beat him to it this time

PEI (Prince Edward Island) http://www.tourismpei.com/index.php3
Mount Carleton Provincial Park http://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Pr...id=1373#ec1996
Fundy National Park http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nb/fundy/index.aspx
Kittery Outlets in Maine http://www.thekitteryoutlets.com/directory.cfm
Exploring Maine http://www.visitmaine.com/attraction...ational_parks/
Exploring Quebec http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/sports0.html

are all on my list
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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Don't forget this one while you're in the area
http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/

I'm still thinking ANWR. And Alaska itself. Juneau, at the very least (for Johnny R if he doesn't make it )
No definite plans yet, but it might be a possibility.
Other than that, maybe California, to visit family?
The usual suspects, Utah, Arizona, and after that no clue.
Planning is not our forte.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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We have plans to go to Class B socials in Missouri in April and in Wisconsin in September. They are always fun. We'll also make our annual trek to the Indianapolis 500 in May combined with my pork tenderloin sandwich tour. Between Missouri and Indianapolis we may also take on the Bourbon Trail Tour in Kentucky. Our big event now is we are seriously thinking of driving the Alaska Highway to Alaska this summer. I think we would like to return via the inland Alaska ferry.

BTW, Mike, I see no highways to Juneau. How do you plan to go there? I do see a road to Skagway. That is the one town we missed when we did a Holland America cruise from Seward to Vancouver.

The 2012 Milepost Alaska Highway Directory features a Roadtrek Sprinter Class B on the cover.

http://www.amazon.com/Milepost-2012-Kri ... 696&sr=8-2
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Trust you people to establish a State Capital with no easy overland route in or out.
It appears there are 2 ferry rides involved, but the route according to Google Maps
is eventually through Skagway.
Using Map Directions on Google Maps, it offers 2 slightly different but interesting
routes from where I live in Niagara.
Since planning isn't our forte, I have no idea when, or which one we're likely to try,
but I'm leaning towards the one through the Michigan UP along US2.
We like that drive.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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Has anyone driven the Stewart/Cassiar Hwy #37 in B.C recently (last summer)?
I understand it is paved except for section from Iskut to Deese Lake...
How was the construction & TRUCK traffic?
Anyone going THIS summer '12?
We hope to get at least to Skagway &/or Whitehorse during end of July or early Aug.
Driving our '02 RoadTrek (Chev.) 190. From Ariz.
Any thoughts, ideas or recommends are welcome... Thnx Ric
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Ric;

Reposting website for Cassiar highway. I earlier posted it under visited states/provinces thread.

Ric; Ref your question on conditions on the Cassiar Hwy:
There's a website that provides the info you're looking for:

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/popular-topics/ ... /hwy37.htm

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #7
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Les; thanks for the link for B.C. website. I'll check that & have search some others as well.
I understand the Highway is icy & snow packed Now. So we'll see what happens to conditions after Spring thaw. When we lived in Montana we never knew what summer conditions were to be until well into April/May. thnks, Ric.
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Hey Les, thanks. I'm thinking it might be a bit challenging after reading about Hwy16/37 and the road conditions.
Might be better to tackle it with a 4X4 of some configuration. Still, great info on the roads and conditions.
Ric, check out the webcams on the "driveBC" site. It's definitely snowing up there.
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Hey Mike; If you are going to the Yukon this winter, you probably should have 4wd.
But how about in the summer? We are planning to take our '02 RoadTrek/Chev. 190V.
I'm having some work done this winter & trying to figure out a mild suspension lift (ala - Booster & Photog). But not 4x4! I'll make sure all systems & components are good to go before we go Yukoning. And we will have a few shake-down runs this Spring & summer to New Mexico & Calif.
Thanks for all of your info. & input for our Canada Expedition.
Regards, Ric.
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I meant 4X4 even in the summer! Did you see that road on the website?? Nasty!

I was thinking of getting Bilstein shocks installed on our next trip to the States. ('02 C10P)
Any ideas on who might be a good retailer and installer, in Arizona?
I've been to the Bilstein/ThyssenKrupp website and they don't sell directly to the public,
but you can order them online and have them shipped pretty much anywhere to have them
installed. I'm thinking maybe a Chev or GM dealer, but no idea when/where/by whom.
I could have it done in Canada, but it will be about 25%-30% more expensive, so I'll wait.
Most dealerships in Canada (I asked my local) would charge me at least 1 hour labor per shock,
so that's not working for me at $100/hour.
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