The Drive South

I headed south into BC-37 (the Cassiar Highway) to see some new scenery, then took the Yellowhead Highway (BC-16, part of the Trans Canada Highway system) east to Prince George. I followed the familiar route south of Prince George on BC-97, but took a detour at Cache Creek onto BC-99 and saw some awesome scenery through the Lillooet/Whistler area.

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August 13, 2003 20:57:44

The intersection of the Alaska Highway and BC-37, near Watson Lake, Yukon. This sign advertises the BC-37 as "SOUTH TO ALASKA", when actually the only Alaska area accessible via this route is the town of Hyder which is located immediately inside the Alaska border near the Canadian town of Stewart. (In other words, there's less than a mile of Alaska accessible by this road.)

August 14, 2003 07:02:02

Camping out at Boya Lake.

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August 15, 2003 13:23:03

These pictures are from the town of Quesnel, BC.

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August 15, 2003 14:19:54

Regrettably, this downtown Quesnel coffee shop was open.

August 15, 2003 18:46:36

Nice scenery on BC-99.

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August 15, 2003 19:10:58

This fantastic scene is the town of Lillooet, BC.

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August 16, 2003 14:51:51

The wait at the "I-5" border crossing between Seattle and Vancouver was supposed to be 100 minutes, but I was able to get through this line in only 90 minutes. This photo shows a snack vendor peddling essential supplies to the waiting motorists.

August 16, 2003 15:26:38

The "Peace Park" monument.

August 16, 2003 15:28:03

Finally crossing the international border into the Lower 48 United States. (Of course, I'm still in a long wait to clear customs.)

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August 17, 2003 17:39:07

7,049 miles, a flat tire, and three rock chips later, the road trip is finally concluded. And I'm finally finished writing all these captions!

August 17, 2003 17:39:42