Day Sixtysix
Day Sixtysix

Prince George, BC to Iskut, BC
August 17th, 2004

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian - Just a beautiful day on the Cassiar Highway
Theresa - Finding a shower on the Cassiar Highway
Brian & Theresa - None we can think of
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
340 (5185 Total)
Sunny, overcast, in the 70's
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Cows, horses, bear, elk and llamas
Shady Mountain Campground

Daily Didactic
The day began early in the pleasantly wooded Blue Spruce Campground. We aimed the bus west by 7:00, with a mind toward making some miles before we called it a night. The day's drive consisted of two very different sections of road. The first three hundred miles were the very nice, very scenic Yellowhead Highway. This road travels through farm land and forest from Prince George to Prince Rupert. About two thirds of the way to Prince Rupert is the road north to Kitwanga, the southern end of the "Cassiar Cutoff". The Cassiar Highway is a 450 mile stretch of road that leads to Watson Lake, and is a few hundred miles shorter than going north from Prince George through Dawson Creek. The trade off is that the Cassiar has always been a much rougher road. In the past the gravel part of the Cassiar has been considerable, but with every trip it has been a little less and couldn't have been more than 30 miles today.

We drove about half way up the Cassiar and called it a reasonably early evening at a campground we had enjoyed on a trip up three years ago, just north of Iskut.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

Morning at the Blue Spruce in Prince George Today's potential, from Prince George toward Watson Lake
The road through Vanderhoof, the bus blew a piston at this intersection once A black bear sow and two cubs
A ridiculous tourist with a camcorder, offering himself up for lunch Yet another pretty river crossing
Perhaps not well packaged hay bales, but actually silage. Or so we hear. A marginal shot of the very photogenic Moricetown Canyon
The bus, rubbernecking at the falls If our vehicle is questionable on these roads, these vehicles look downright unpleasant
The junction north to the Cassiar Highway At least half of the Cassiar bridges are still one lane
The scenic Moss River At Mezidian Junction, the road north
Theresa loves those braided rivers He told us to pass, really
Scenic roadside shot dirt...
...and rain... ...make mud

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