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Documenting 5300-ish Miles: AK-WA-NY

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by BananaWagon, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Long day. Posted up in Dawson Creek campgrounds. Kids have an expiration on travel time before the devil comes out. Lol.  IMG_20190811_192625.jpg
     
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    I know that's right! :D Keep the updates coming, what a great trip!:cheers:
     
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    I want to see a Buffalo so bad. Gonna plan a trip someday just to see one!!!
     
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    The zoo? :notsure:
     
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    In there natural environment....prob Yellowstone or something. When I get a new T4R....
     
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  7. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    Try not to get gored. I will get it on video..:)
     
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    There had to be 100 on the side of the road.
     
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  9. Aug 12, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    I have been averaging 18.3 mpg for the last few days. That will change when I pick up a roof rack during this trip. I'm going to try and pick one up in WA while I am there.

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  10. Aug 12, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    If you near Laird River you gotta to to the hot springs at the provincial park (Laird River PP)
     
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  11. Aug 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    We stopped at Jasper national park to look around a hike a bit. There is enough here that I could spend a week an still not see everything. Definitely a spot to plan for. It's a big tourist area and you need to make reservations well in advance if you want no hastle.

    We reset in a hotel outside of Jasper and are headed to another campsite.

    Currently getting lunch at a sandwich shop in Clearwater, BC.

    51.651885,-120.037396
    Strawberry Moose Snakery



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    Valemount Home Hardware
    1248 5 Ave, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0, Canada
    +1 250-566-4256
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/g9GPuRo6cFkpQHT17

    This place was a good spot to restock on camp fuel and other camp items. I purchased some fuel for my jet boil and bought a camp stove.
     
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  13. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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    Setting up in Harris hot springs. Cozy spot with power, water and waste hookups for those with RVs...

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    Spent some time in the Vancouver Aquarium. They had a lot of jelly fish. Landed in WA to visit family before heading to NY.

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    Welcome back to the US.... My fuel can was stolen. Lol. :oldglory:
     
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  16. Aug 15, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    looks like the trip is going well, wave as you go by
     
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    "Waving"
     
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    Wild Horse Monument
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    Yellowstone would have added two days to our trip so we bypassed it. Today will end at around 500 miles and a campsite. Not too many camping areas with trees so far; most are open fields of RVs crammed together. I think our selection will be good.

    Last night we stayed at a hotel that allowed a guest to park in the loading zone... Blah.
     
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    Looks like one of the best PCS moves ever.
     
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    Rosebud campground.

    We landed in Forsyth Montana. This is a good campground with plenty of downed trees to cut for firewood. There are fire rings with grille grates and you are next to a river for fishing.

    We can hear live music pretty clear coming from main Street as the whole town is having a party; population 1300-ish.

    We ate at FitzGerald's and it was some great mom&pop cookin'.

    Campsite pics in the morning.

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    What a fantastic trip. Your kids will remember this their entire lives. You're great parents. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    We have a heard of about 100 or so in a designated natural area (Soapstone Natural Area) in the northern part of our county bordering Wyoming... It is very cool to just be able to drive 45 min and see them walking around in natural habitat.
     
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    What an awesome trip.! Thank you for sharing
     
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    Today we are camping in Black River Falls; I will post the specific campground later.

    Our trip also takes us by Victory 4X4, so we will be stopping by to say hello.
     
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    Stopped at Parkland Village Campground
    44.293177,-90.814632

    Water/power/sewer for you RV types.

    Fire pits
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    It is close to the highway but that's ok; can get up and go.

    Its clean and well maintained.

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    I love fishing below abutments. It’s just a fish magnet. I had a great spot for smallmouth bass, it’s below a dam, could catch 3-5 pounders all day long in early spring. But people left a lot of trash and I lost access....
     
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