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Old 05-30-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default First Outing of the Year

First day, Fort Saskatchewan to Banff Alberta, 22 degrees and beautiful.
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Banff Alberta to Radium BC, Redstreak Campground, 26 degrees today and 29 degrees tomorrow. Not a cloud in the sky. Headed to the beach in the AM and Fairmont Hot Springs in the evening.
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Wow! What great scenery and mountains! Lucky you!
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Always wanted to get up to Alberta. Your photos make me want to even more. Just gorgeous! My father was born in Saskatchewan in 1913. Homesteaded eastern side.
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Yes we are pretty lucky, just spent the last three days in Moyrie Lake Provincial Campground. Just South of Cranbrook. So far no issues with the trailer, boondocking for 2 full days on one battery with the furnace on at night (9 degrees C) and had to charge it up yesterday as it was down to 50%. Spent the days, biking, walking,reading,playing cards and just general relaxation. Water levels are high on the lake and the big snow melt has not started. We will pack up this AM and cross the border into Idaho and make our way through Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint and stay in Riley Creek Campground. Silverado
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Yes we are pretty lucky, just spent the last three days in Moyrie Lake Provincial Campground. Just South of Cranbrook. So far no issues with the trailer, boondocking for 2 full days on one battery with the furnace on at night (9 degrees C) and had to charge it up yesterday as it was down to 50%. Spent the days, biking, walking,reading,playing cards and just general relaxation. Water levels are high on the lake and the big snow melt has not started. We will pack up this AM and cross the border into Idaho and make our way through Bonners Ferry and Sandpoint and stay in Riley Creek Campground. Silverado
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Sounds just wonderful. I hope your border crossing goes well. More beauty ahead for you!!
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Sounds just wonderful. I hope your border crossing goes well. More beauty ahead for you!!
Crossed the border at around noon just South of Yack BC. No issues but they boarded the trailer and made me roll back the tonneau cover on the truck. They seem to be more thorough now that Trump is in office. Maybe it's just me. Picked up "Supplies"at the Duty Free and we were on our way. Here is a few pics of the the campsite and high-water level at the boat launch in Moyrie Lake as well as the Duty Free stop.Next stop Riley Creek Idaho. Silverado
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Nice campsite. That's a lot of water. Some say it not only depends on where you cross, or how you look but also on who checks you through and how they're feeling that day lol!
Did you take any food across? When we go up to CA in August I think we will buy the food there. More expensive but less hassle.
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Yes we take food but no thawed meets, fruit or vegetables. I only take kiln dried firewood as last year I had to donate mine to the border guards. Coming back yesterday the guard looked at our passports asked about tobacco and liquor and sent us on our way. Both ways were hassle free. Also a few pictures from Idaho, a Turkey in our campsite, one of the many fish I caught and the view from our campsite. Silverado
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Yes we take food but no thawed meets, fruit or vegetables. I only take kiln dried firewood as last year I had to donate mine to the border guards. Coming back yesterday the guard looked at our passports asked about tobacco and liquor and sent us on our way. Both ways were hassle free. Also a few pictures from Idaho, a Turkey in our campsite, one of the many fish I caught and the view from our campsite. Silverado
Great photos and nice fish. Yes, the emerald ash borer has decimated our ash trees and they are trying hard to corral its spread by restricting movement of firewood but I fear they are going the way of the chestnut trees. Now we also have oak light appearing here in northern Michigan. We live in an oak forest and that could change everything. We burn wood and the ash burns hot and fast and leaves a very fine white ash in the bottom of the stove. Too much information?? Lol!!
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Great pics of your venture.

Always thought a trip to Canada would be nice but doubt I'll ever make it. Far to many places I haven't visited in the USA yet ... and will never make them all either.
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Okay, so now we are back home in Alberta after camping in Idaho and having a great time we stayed in BC once again. This time at Kikomun Provincial park, we were able to bike and relax with good Weather. Some more pictures of the lake with painted turtles everywhere and a family of chipmunks that moved into the hood of my truck that we did not find until 2 and a half hours on the road when their tails became visible between the hood and fender while driving. We had to pull over and I rescued 5 young ones and the mother and released them into the wild before continuing on our way to Banff where we had a wolf trot 100 yards from our trailer the next morning. Lots of fun and adventure, the other 2 pictures are of Bow Falls in Banff which is the most water I have seen pouring through it and of playing with the effects option on my Tablet. Silverado
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Beautiful! Sounds like a great trip! Thanks for taking care of the little chippies family. I hope they find a good new home. I once had s terrible smell in my vehicle. A family of mice had died in my air cleaner. I felt terrible about it.
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Great pics of your venture.

Always thought a trip to Canada would be nice but doubt I'll ever make it. Far to many places I haven't visited in the USA yet ... and will never make them all either.
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I agree with you Eagle, North America has allot to offer and see and I want to see it all. I doubt i will but I am going to give it an honest try. Silverado
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