197 - Highball to Yellowknife!
My wife and I toured from just east of Regina, SK to Yellowknife, NWT. We just got back last night at supper time. Approx. 3500 miles. Yes, miles.
We spent one night in a motel. Our Ecobust F150 never gave a moment's trouble. We got socked in at Yellowknife by forest fire smoke for an extra few days, but enjoyed our stay there. A great trip overall. The roads were mostly all excellent, and not the heavy traffic like in the southern parts.
I went to an auto/RV dealer to check the price on a grey/black water tote and nearly fainted. $300!! I just hooked up and drove over to the dump at the campground. It was very quiet there, no lineups, no barking cheesehounds, no loud music. The only noise we heard was steady coming and going of aircraft of all sorts. Lots of choppers ferrying firefighters and supplies. The airport was only maybe a mile away.
Yellowknife is an interesting city, built on rock, like Flin Flon. Busy, busy place. I can recommend the Co-op grocery store there for the best ribeye steaks!
The little spot to the right of the scraggly tree above the picnic table is the sun. Pic was taken at 7 PM. The street lights came on at 5 PM, to give an idea of the smoke in the air.
2012 Jay Feather 197 w/pull-out
1997 GMC Sub 1500 4x4;
or 2015 Ford F150 4x4 SuperCrew EB