Saturday, July 29, 2017

Day 85 - Alaska Hwy Mile 62

This morning, we went through Dawson Creek, BC,  which is the start of the Alaska Hwy. The GPS said that our next turn was in 1383 km which is our turn into the RV park in Whitehorse. This is the grain elevator that has been turned into an art studio. The visitor's center is just on the other side. The "official" mile 0 marker is about a block south though they placed one in this parking lot for pictures. There were a lot of vehicles here waiting for their turn in front of the Alaska Hwy sign.

We kept going for a few more miles, actually 62, until we passed Fort St. John. Today being Saturday, many of the RV parks and campgrounds near town were pretty crowded. We stopped at a new place. Pretty barren but it has full hookups. That is the first place that had full hookups since Corbett, OR. We don't really need electricity any more since air conditioning is not needed (yay!!!). We are finding that we go through the fresh water tank in only a couple of days.

After getting used to the fuel prices in the lower-48, the Canadian prices are a shock again. It's already up to $1.10CAD/litre which translates to $3.34 USD/gallon which isn't really that high but it seems much higher at the pump. Even with our modest driving days a daily fill up is still over $100 CAD. Diesel has been around $2.50USD/gal occasionally dipping down to $2/gal. 

7 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Wow, definitely bare bones campground indeed.

RichardM said...

There are quite a few on the Alaska Hwy that look like this. It takes a bit of time for any vegetation to grow. But I'm not complaining. The boondocking sites look pretty much the same...

Don't you know that there is no scenic places on the Alaska Hwy?

SonjaM said...

I am surprised that you go through your water tank in a couple of days, Richard. Maybe you got a leak somewhere? We found, that when boondocking water was the least of our problems.

If Canadian fuel prices gives you a shock, visit Europe, especially Switzerland isn't cheap... and we currently are a low price levels... ;-)

RichardM said...

I think we don't really try and conserve much. Plus, the overflow for the tank is not routed properly.

I think that the gas prices in Canada are pretty reasonable now due to the exchange rate.

Trobairitz said...

Ah, Canadian gas prices, don't miss those, but like you commented, the exchange makes it a little easier.

RichardM said...

The current exchange rate make the gas prices the cheapest of any recent trip. Time to visit Canada!

Lynne Goebeler said...

My favorite part of this post was that you don't need A.C. anymore! 🙄