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Old 12-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #11
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Alf,
I have to admit that I read "Yellowknife" as "Yellowstone." (And to think that part of my pre-retirement job included checking spelling, accuracy, and format of written materials.)
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:56 PM   #12
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I'm toying of driving with my 5.0TA from Seattle area to Yellowknife, NWT mid-September 2015. Was wondering what would be the best route, gas availability, campgrounds along the way, etc. Any info would be appreciated.

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Great fishing up there! Last summer was terrible with wild fires in the NWT, road closures, poor air quality. Hopefully the dry conditions will end before your visit. Bugs are not bad in Sept. a good time to visit and the big Pike are hungry.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:26 PM   #13
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I see you pull the 21 with a V-8 . Good call ..
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:25 AM   #14
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Ginger,

I have to agree, that's getting way too late in the year to head that far north. September's the time to head south. I would plan Yellowknife for a summer trip - do they have summer up there? There used to be a fellow who came to Bandon from Yellowknife, can't recall his name, Donna might remember....

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Old 12-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #15
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September's the time to head south. I would plan Yellowknife for a summer trip - do they have summer up there?

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Yellowknife has very cold winters and mild to warm summers. The average temperature in January is around −26 C (−15 F) and 17 C (63 F) in July.[23] According to Environment Canada, Yellowknife has the sunniest summer in the country, averaging 1034 hours from June to August.[27] The lowest temperature ever recorded in Yellowknife was −51.2 C (−60 F) on 31 January 1947, and the highest was 32.5 C (91 F) on 16 July 1989.[23] Yellowknife averages 2256.5 hours of bright sunshine per year or 43.5% of possible daylight hours, ranging from a low of 15.4% in December to a high of 63.0% in June.[23]
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:02 PM   #16
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A little more detail regarding September weather in Yellowknife.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:06 PM   #17
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- do they have summer up there?
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With an average July temperature of 63 degrees, I will answer that as no, no they don't.
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:22 PM   #18
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I see you pull the 21 with a V-8 . Good call ..
We only have the little 4.6L V8, but on the trip from Chilliwack to Florida, (by way of Banff, Glacier NP, Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, and the Black Hills), we never felt at a loss for all the power we needed. Our transmission and engine temperature gauges never once budged from their normal positions.
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With an average July temperature of 63 degrees, I will answer that as no, no they don't.
Well, with December and January temps in the minus 30c range, 63f qualifies as downright tropical.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:21 AM   #20
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With an average July temperature of 63 degrees, I will answer that as no, no they don't.
I would be glad to take that over the high heats in the Southern US, any day. If needed I can wear a jacket, but once I start melting in the heat, there is nothing I can do. Well, swimming and beer help.
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