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Old 04-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Prince George to Watson Lake

Can anyone suggest the more scenic route from Prince George to Watson Lake?

Going up north thru Chetwynd and AH or Burns Lake and up Stewart Cassiar Hwy?

Thanks for all info.

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Stewart Cassiar hands down.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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They're both neat rides, but the Cassiar has some jaw-dropping scenery.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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100% Hwy 37 (Stewart Cassier). No question there as being the better route.

And depends on what style of riding you do and what you are into as there are a TON of off hwy routes if you like dirt. Everything from big FSR (dirtment) to mountain passes. Even if you stick to the Hwy, it is still a better route by far. But then again, I am biased, hence the reason I live here.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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No contest, Stewart Cassiar. The Alaska Highway is a good route back, stop at the Liard Hot Springs.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #6
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Agree, agree, agree, CAssiar by all means. I would /may just leave here ASAP to ride the #37 again it is that beautiful.

May I also say hello to all the friends along the way on the Yellowhead and especially a very loud/long YAHOOOOOOOO through Tete Jaune CAche which was home for 25 years.

Ride #37 up and back/both ways, it is that breath taking, you cannot see all there is to see riding it one way, same for the Ice Field, Going to the Sun, etc, just too much to see one direction.

I see that grin GISdood!! Sure hope to see Bob in Tete Jaune and you in PG.

Have a great trip, pardon the highjack.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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Wife and I just rode the Beemer down Hwy 37 three days ago. About 10 miles of road just north of Dease lake that's a bit crappy...pot holes to zigzag through. Other than that, it was perfect!
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #8
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I would agree, the Cassiar is worth it for sure. I cam across a bear about every 100 feet or so!
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #9
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Another vote for Hwy 37, its really no contest. Also, if you plan on overnighting in Prince George, drop me a PM. I'm just 10 min west of the city centre, so its a nice jumping-off point before you head west. I've got over an acre of lawn for you to pitch your tent on, or a spare room if you want a little more 'creature comfort' before you start bush-camping your way north.

Good luck with your trip planning, and ride safe!

Hi Gale! Lookin forward to catching up next time you're through town!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #10
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Casiar/37 wins, but if you're looking for a bit more adventure try the Blackwater road, that cuts North-West from Quesnel through to Vanderhoof and skips Prince George all together. It's where we shot the following segment of video, during the forest fire.

A very nice ride, especially if you include the west side of the Fraser, heading North from Williams Lake.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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Hi Neil,

Too bad for me, No I can not do this road, I do not have one these nice bikes on the video, I have a street bike with street tires on, I am very disappointed in not "bing" able to get on that road, got stick with tarmac.
Thanks for the suggestion, maybe one day in the future.
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