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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Well all that I can add--as I told you before Norwood--Is a heap of jealousy.
    Going later this week to a BMW rally down in Mississippi, need to try out my new BBO and KAQ.... I figure I will need both in the Great White North..
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    Sticker for your bike
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    Good Luck on your trip, my cousin lives in Anchorage. I'm jealous. Watch out for the moose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
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    Good Luck on your trip, my cousin lives in Anchorage. I'm jealous. Watch out for the moose.
    Saw that one before...it's for a window.....could place on corner of windscreen.
    Thanks...

    Saw a moose one time in upper New Hampshire near Canadian border...that thing was so big....and walked across the road in front of me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwood View Post
    Bill, thanks here is my BC route.

    Vancouver - Cache Creek-Prince George-Hyder/Stewart-Watson Lake..

    On the return via BC...Watson Lake-Fort Nelson-Hudson' Hope Loop- Dawson Creek into Alberta and Edmonton and Jasper..

    I will have a GPS and looking at older version of Milepost (2003)...

    We'll do about 200/300miles plus a day while in BC in the sight seeing mote.. and may spend two nights at camp sites in interesting areas.

    I see many commerical campgrounds, mostly of the RV natural.....
    Hey ; Allot of your route is from Vancouver one of the only ways you can do it. Large portions of it are not that scenic as your inland of the coastal mnts but here's a small route alternative you might think about. Instead of going Van>hope>cache cr. and north try going Vancouver>Sqwamish>whistler>pemberton>Mnt Currie >Duffy lake rd-hyway 12>lillooet>hyway 12 to pavillion to just above Cache cr then turn left and go north. Really some nice scenery, twisties etc.
    Hyway one to Hope is MAJOR Freeway. Frazer Canyon is nice but also freeway. North of Cache cr traffic slows and things get flat and wide open. On your way back i hope your Planning to go from Jasper to Banff ,,kananaskas hyway and on to Waterton/Glacier NP as it will be one of the highlights of the trip. If you do the whistler suggestion you might try camping at Pavillion Lake or Marble Canyon for the night all tho that might be a bit far for your schedule. Ok i just checked the milage and its under 200 miles so doable.
    Camping. Camping in BC , provincial sites, will probably be somewhat primitive to what your use to in that there's no running water and pretty rustic campsite and they cost $$.
    Forestry rec sites can be used anywhere in Bc for a $27 permit bought at a sporting goods store or forestry building. Pick one up along the way. Having said that BC is like one big park which does offer stealth camping most everywhere.
    On a side note. If any of you guys are climbers and you take the hyway route through Sqwamish, which i encourage, i suggest you stop at the bottom of the chief in sqwamish, walk behind the tourist parking lot, connect with the trail which in 15 minutes puts you right at the base of the sqwamish Chief and definitely worth it.If your not climbers do it anyway.
    Hope this helps a bit.
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    Thanks, I going to look at those routes... what I was looking for....good information....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwood View Post
    Hammocks in Alaska...

    Planning a motorcycle trip from N. Alabama to Alaska this summer.... June

    Four of us will camp some of the time....will motel at times...depending on weather. Will motel it from Fairbanks north on haul road.

    I would of course prefer to hammock camp....the others have tents.

    Since we are traveling by roadway, we will use designated campgrounds.

    So...any information about B.C. Yukon and Alaska campgrounds in general and ability to use my hammock.

    Any restrictions in regard to use of trees in State or Federal Parks that area?
    Private campgrounds restrictions?

    I am aware of restrictions of weapons, mace, but can use BEAR spray...
    Aware of storage of food and being "Bear and animal safe"

    Assuming most campgrounds have plenty of trees.

    Thanks in advance...
    Norwood. I live back and forth between Alaska and Michigan right now due to my parents failing health. I have lived in Alaska full time for the past six years and have hunted, hiked, and fished all over the state. I would be happy to help you out with some info, and some general do's and don'ts. Send me a PM if you would like some info. You are gonna love this trip you have planned, and yes you can hang alot in AK. SMG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tortoise1 View Post
    Norwood. I live back and forth between Alaska and Michigan right now due to my parents failing health. I have lived in Alaska full time for the past six years and have hunted, hiked, and fished all over the state. I would be happy to help you out with some info, and some general do's and don'ts. Send me a PM if you would like some info. You are gonna love this trip you have planned, and yes you can hang alot in AK. SMG.
    Scott, thanks and enjoyed our phone chat tonight...thanks for the info...
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    Norwood; something i forgot to mention the other day was when your in Jasper if you have the time go out the Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake.

    http://www.malignelake.com/

    enjoy
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    I have hiked the Crow pass trail from Girdwood to Eagle River, and done shorter hikes in Danali. Camp Ground are sparse so Happy Hanging. Beware the Moose before the Bear.

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