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Old 09-11-2016, 06:39 PM   #11
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I'm in Huntsville, Alabama visiting son and family. Filled up yesterday for $1.85 per gallon. It's more expensive where I live in Florida, $2.19 per gallon.🙁
In the past it has been nearly twice the price here though. For us, it is a bit of a break.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:40 PM   #12
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Since you have family in Albany and you live in East Tennessee you have been up I-81. The Thousand Like area at the I-81 border crossing is pretty spectacular. It's not on the way, unless you drive up 81 and travel west in Canada. (or the reverse)
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:54 PM   #13
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The Thousand Like area at the I-81 border crossing is pretty spectacular. It's not on the way, unless you drive up 81 and travel west in Canada. (or the reverse)
It would presumably be the reverse, to pick up the Escape then go through this area on the way to visiting the relatives.

This is presumably referring to the Thousand Islands area that I mentioned:
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If you keep going along the north side of Lake Ontario you can see the big-city sights in Toronto, historic Kingston (the other one!), and the Thousand Islands area.
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:12 AM   #14
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You can bypass Seattle by going north to Steven's Pass which is open most of the year (closes slightly more often than 90) and is very scenic.
We are going to be picking our 21 up on October 17. Staying a couple days in Lyden KOA to check things out than heading home to New York to beat heavy snow. What's the route over Stevens pass? Would love to by-pass Seattle. Thanks.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:41 AM   #15
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Stevens Pass is also US Route#2 and it escapes I90 just west of Spokane and meanders up and over the mountains where I90 goes south around the range. It is about 40 miles shorter to Lynden via Rt#2 from Spokane but about the same time. It is the way we plan on going to bypass the Seattle megalopolis. If you stop for the night in Spokane it is about 8 hour drive to Lynden.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:26 AM   #16
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We are going to be picking our 21 up on October 17. Staying a couple days in Lyden KOA to check things out than heading home to New York to beat heavy snow. What's the route over Stevens pass? Would love to by-pass Seattle. Thanks.
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I drove from upstate NY in April, 2011, and turned it into a 111 day journey - here is the journal of the trip. While the weather along the way was good for the most part, some of the passes through the Continental Divide were white out conditions, even in April.
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Here's part of the route we took to ETI in July. BC 3 is a beautiful drive and would be better headed west w/o your trailer. BC 3 is like a 2 and 3 lane interstate w/o all the billboards, traffic, and a slower speed limit. Passes may have some snow anytime in the fall months.

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Johnstone Creek Provincial Park - BC Parks

Cultus Lake Provincial Park - BC Parks

Johnstone Cr is just 16 sites just 1/4 mi south of BC 3. It is away from the busy Osoyoos
area. Cultus Lake has 3 different camping areas, is beautiful but a bit suburban. It is just 20 minutes south of ETI.
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All of this talk of snow is scaring me! We don't have that stuff down here and I'm scheduled to pick up my 21' in January.
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All of this talk of snow is scaring me! We don't have that stuff down here and I'm scheduled to pick up my 21' in January.

Vancouver area will likely be bare and wet.

Southern passes are where the snow may/may not get you.


Someone posted this issue last year.
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