Sunday, May 7, 2017

Day 2 - Fort Nelson, BC

After an wonderful overnight stop in Whitehorse with some friends of friends, I headed out for the next long-ish day. Until I get over the Canadian Rockies, the Provincial campgrounds and most of the tourist services are closed. Fortunately, the truck is getting over 23 mpg which gives me a range of around 800 miles. So gas stops aren't very frequent but expensive. Fuel is around $1.25/liter. This rest stop looks over Teslin and the longest steel grate bridge on the highway. 

 

After this beautiful, sunny stop it started to rain. The next stop was Muncho Lake. Still very frozen with lots of caribou running around (and across) the road. Traffic has been very light so far. 

 

Day 1 was 588 miles. Day 2 was coincidentally almost the same at 587 miles. 

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    1. Not too bad in the truck but over double my daily Ural mileage.

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    1. Today was a long day (see next post).

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  3. What David and Dom said - long days indeed.

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    1. On my road trip on the BMW airhead, the daily miles were about the same.

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  5. Long days are fine, just be safe around the wildlife! Have a great adventure!

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    1. Today, the deer were the problem. They keep changing their mind on which side of the road looks better.

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  6. As much as I despise gas guzzlers, I really like your truck, Richard. I always wanted to drive one but having lived the life of a city dweller I found it way over the top.

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    1. I like the truck as well. You couldn't ask for anything better for hauling a load. And economical enough.

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