Howard Johnson Fort Saint John
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After leaving Fort St John I headed north following a seeming endless forestry plantation with no signs of wildlife baring the occasional bird. After all the wildlife I had seen up to this point it was a little disconcerting that I wasn't seeing anything after hours of travel. The dark clouds ahead were on my mind as I don't overly enjoy riding my bike during wet conditions. The first rain shower I hit lasted only ten minutes or so, and gave me a false hope ...
... we really wanted to get to The Northern Rockies Lodge at a decent time the next day, but we decided we'd just get up early (the sun rises at 4:30 AM and sets at 10:30 PM) and head out. It turns out that they lock you into the “Provincial” park at night, though, and that the gates don’t open until 7:00! Never thought to worry about getting locked into ...
... never." And he was grinning thinking he's so clever making that comment and the fact that he thought I actually went out of my way to check what his name is on the sign in sheet. Ha! I quickly remarked "does everyone have their name on their coveralls?" And he went sooo red. Crimson red. All he could say was "oh. That's how you know my name." If I could've taken a snap shot of the look on his face in that moment that would've been perfect. Too funny. XX ...
... got all the paperwork together that I needed to read through and sign in order for me to move forward. She gave me directions, and a little insight on the 4x4 truck I drive from job to job. I went grocery shopping that night to prepare myself for the next 10 days up at my very first job. I set my alarm and minutes later, quickly passing out. On the road! I drove 2 hours up North on the Alaskan highway to my destination. Yup I got lost. Yup it sucked. But I made it ...
... off and as I was descending a slight hill a few brake lights lit up ahead and I saw my first bear ! Black and, for me, a big one. He quickly disappeared and I saw a bike parked on the shoulder so I stopped to check he was ok. He said the bear was at the side of the road so he stopped but a large truck frightened him and he ran off. He was Bob and he is also travelling to Alaska (again) and just camps where he feels safe. He is from Michigan and this was the 4th day of ...
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