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North to Alaska - 2017 Trip - Day 06

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Start Location: Stewart, BC
Ending Location: Burns Lake, BC
Miles Today: 306
Trip Miles: 1358
States Visited: 2
Provinces Visited: 1
Low Temp: 51.7° F
High Temp: 80.5° F
Min Elevation: 16'
Max Elevation: 2868'

Route Map:


Today started out great. The skies were clear, the roads were empty, and we saw 4 more bear in the first hour including a mama and cub that Linda got a great shot of.

We had no traffic all day and the temperatures were almost perfect. We arrived in Burns Lake around 4:00 and checked into a very nice motel.

The problems started when we started to work on our route for tomorrow. Route 97 is closed for the third time in the last week and several communities have been evacuated. All of the motels we looked at around Williams Lake, where we wanted to stop tomorrow night, were booked. We decide to change our route and go through Prince George on Route 16 instead of going south on 97. This will take us out of our way but we managed to find one room in Valemount, BC. So we are good for tomorrow night - we think, but we'll have to assess the situation once we get to the hotel tomorrow. The situation is fluid and we'll just have to play things by ear.

More to come tomorrow.