Re: North to Alaska - The Adventue Begins Wednesday, May 19 - Went from Shelby to a little West of Calgary, 228 miles. Found a campground listed in Woodalls. $27.00 for full hook-ups but the site was all gravel and dirt, not level, and so short the toad stuck out the back in the road. Had wi-fi if you wanted to pay $2.00 and sit in the office lobby. Thursday, May 20 - Made it 295 miles to Whitecourt. Stayed in a nice, wooded campground with full hook-ups for $30.00. Unfortunately is also was gravel and some of the stickiest, gooiest mud I have ever run across. And no wi-fi. Went to bed with the rain, woke up with the snow. Friday, May 21 - Here we are in Ft. St. John, 301 miles from Whitecourt. Drove thru mixed snow and rain all day, up to two inches in some spots. Not fun, especially when being passed by speeding semi-trucks. Found a nice campground with full hook-ups and wi-fi for $30.00. See comments above about mud, gravel and unlevel. On a material note - the "new vinyl hose" taste comes and goes. I suspect it may be the camp's plumbing rather than my hose. I don't have a filter yet, but will for the trip back home. The generator only looses oil when running, and not at the oil filter. I'm thinking it is probably the crankshaft seal. I'll pull the gen when we get to Anchorage and have the engine re-built. Grim Humor (or just my luck) - Part One - Met a big truck today - went whizzing past me and Bing - got me a nice rock chip in the windshield. Grim Humor (or just my luck) - Part Two - Went over some whoop-de-doos in the highway today and heard a scraping noise from the toad. Didn't worry too much as sometimes either the ramps on the dolly or the trailer hitch on the toad will contact the pavement. Stopped for a potty break and did my usual walk-around to check everything and - lo and behold - the whole rear bumper was missing off the toad. Hope nobody was tailgating me when that happened. This may be my last post for a while. Don't know if there is much wi-fi available on the rest of the Alcan. I'll keep a log and will post as often as I can.