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Old 07-20-2014, 04:37 PM   #21
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Kentucky Alleyne is a spot I think you'd like gbaglo. It about 35k from Merritt.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:22 AM   #22
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Thanks for the report Jmac

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I'm here at Moon Shadows now. Shower house etc is very clean. Sites are a bit in even but we got a level site. $35.00 for full service!
We are booked for Moonshadow in September for our maiden 17b voyage

So it s good to read a positive report. 2 nights there, then Peachland for 2 nights and Manning Park Provincial Park for 2 nights.

This first trip for meant to give us time to experiment with the Escape trailer systems and try out towing for the first time!

We are looking forward to the trip and are enjoying the "hatching" pictures of our 17b as we watch it being made

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Old 07-21-2014, 10:47 AM   #23
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Kentucky Alleyne is much prettier, quieter, nicer an only 35k further away (from Merritt) and only$16.00.
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Kentucky Alleyne is much prettier, quieter, nicer an only 35k further away (from Merritt) and only$16.00.
True, but no services, true?
Not disputing that it is better, just mentioning that it lacks services, if that's what you require.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:25 AM   #25
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Yea, that's right Glen we decided we want services the first few nights while we experiment with the trailer's systems. We appreciated your recommendation of Moonshadow. Booking was easy. The person on the telephone helpfully suggested a site she thinks we won't provide too much entertainment to other campers as we back into a site for the first time.

I notice that the Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park doesn't take reservations. This prompts me to ask how Forum members manage trips to Provincial parks that don't have reservations.

Do people end up lining up early hoping for a site. End up driving down the road looking for a place to crash/park for the night? Would it help to be fully retired, traveling during the week, during the off season?

Whenever I've travelled I've always known where I was going to be spending the night. So the idea of not having reservations seems like a bit of a risk.
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My buddy Keath and I pulled out of Skagit Provincial Park ( Silvertip campground ) after two days because we couldn't fish. The river was high and showed no sign of going down any time soon. ( Passed another Escape leaving as we drove in - 45 minutes from anywhere ). We were the only occupied campsite in the first come, first serve campground.
We went to Kettle Provincial Park, which was full and were told that three campers had been lined up at 7am for the first serve sites that morning. The reserve sites had been booked up months ago.
We drove a four kilometers to a private campground on the river. No services, but the sites were right on the river, and we had our choice of many. Cost six dollars more per night.
It was under new ownership. Apparently the former owners used to sneak down in the night to steal booze from coolers. All I know, is I'd rather camp right next to the river, even if I had to pay a few dollars more. Provincial site has showers, pit toilets and a sani-dump ( which we used for $5 ). Sites at the Provincial are large ( but so was ours ) and removed from the river.
My 40 watt solar panel more than kept up with our usage, but we only operated a couple LED lights for a couple hours a day. Used the water pump a few times, ran the fridge on propane and charged some iStuff. I didn't run the Maxxfan because we weren't in the trailer and I couldn't see the point in drawing warm air in to replace warm air.
Ran on propane while traveling and although temps got up to the mid 80s, nights were cooler and the fridge ( 5 cu. ft. ) maintained 36 degrees or less. I cycled frozen food or freezer packs through the fridge. Came home with more than a dozen cold beer.
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True, but no services, true?
Not disputing that it is better, just mentioning that it lacks services, if that's what you require.
True, no cell service, no WiFi.
But, at only 35k +- away from Merritt it's well worth a look.
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Been up Kane Lakes Road? Harmon Lake? $6 a night for senior at Forest Service Camp. 35 minutes to Merritt government liquor store and Canadian Tire sani-dump.
It's between Merritt and Kentucky Alleyne. Pit toilets, no water.
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Where's a good place in Merritt to fill with water? We filled at Kentucky Alleyne. But the site you mentioned doesn't have a tap anywhere on the grounds?
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