Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Cassiar

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sterling
    Posts
    154

    Default Cassiar

    Anyone know what shape the Cassiar is in October? Plan on a drive down the first or second week in October. Driving a diesel 4x4 with a TC and pulling a small cargo trailer.

  2. #2
    Member cod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Ak.
    Posts
    2,213

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nunya View Post
    Anyone know what shape the Cassiar is in October? Plan on a drive down the first or second week in October. Driving a diesel 4x4 with a TC and pulling a small cargo trailer.
    Done it several times in Oct, Nov, even in January and never had a problem. Both in a p/u truck, RV, and pulling a small trailer. After all, it is a major hiway.
    What kind of problems are u expecting? Other than the usual weather related, I can't think of anything to be concerned about. ----And yes, it sometimes snows in the high country.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sterling
    Posts
    154

    Default

    Thanks , I'll throw in a set of chains just in case

  4. #4
    Member BIGAKSTUFF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Palmer
    Posts
    448

    Default

    Last time I drove the cassiar, it was a dirt road the whole way, has it been paved since? If it hasn't, what would compel you to drive that road instead of the ALCAN?
    The Second Amendment.......Know it, love it, support it.

  5. #5
    Member cod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kenai Peninsula, Ak.
    Posts
    2,213

    Default

    Those roads, (cassiar and alcan) are always in a state of repair (or disrepair). I've never seen the ENTIRE Cassiar gravel but on occasion, a good portion of it. Often times the gravel road is better than the paved portion anyways. Just like the Alcan.
    In the 'olden' days, we always did the alcan. But once we tried the cassiar, we were hooked. More scenic, and actually a bit shorter distance than the alcan was, if I recall. After several trips then down the cassiar, we thought it mite be nice to change up and give the alcan another go. Once again, we found it uninspiring and will now stick to the cassiar route for a while.
    By the way, the Cassiar/Yellowknife hiway area offer some of the best Steelhead fishing rivers in the world come Oct/Nov. Worth a look if u like steel.
    ps.... Never had to use chains on any of my trips, so far. But sure should have/ wished I had them on just south of Tok one of those trips one year. Boy, that was close and scary.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

  6. #6

    Default

    Chains and spare fuel a good idea as tourist season is over and some places may close or have shorter hours. You should be fine.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •