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Old 03-15-08, 08:47 AM
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Dempster Hwy and Hwy 37

I am doing a several month tour this summer and I am looking to include Hwy 37 North and the Dempster Hwy into my trip.

I have read a bit about people touring the Dempster, but not much of anything about hwy 37. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with either and would like to share it with me, either on here, or if willing, in a more in depth way through email or something.

I've read most of the 'crazy guy on a bike' journals that include the dempster, but I cannot find one yet that include hwy 37.

Thanks!

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Old 03-15-08, 09:11 AM
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Hwy 37 is known as the Stewart Cassiar.
If you type in "Stewart Cassiar" in the search engine at Crazyguy
You'll find a half dozen journals.
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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post
Hwy 37 is known as the Stewart Cassiar.
If you type in "Stewart Cassiar" in the search engine at Crazyguy
You'll find a half dozen journals.

Jamawani always comes through on this kind of stuff!!
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Old 03-15-08, 10:33 AM
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Thanks! That was a great help.
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Old 03-15-08, 01:48 PM
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Merci!

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Old 03-16-08, 09:54 PM
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Get a Milepost guide if you haven't already. It details all the stops and other features along the way. The 2008 edition comes out in Mar or May (I forget which month).

http://www.themilepost.com/

Get it from Amazon...probably cheaper.
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Here is a website dedicated to the Stewart-Cassair highway. It contains some very useful information about that route.

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Old 03-18-08, 11:37 PM
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If you ride the Stewart Cassair,take the side trip into Stewart, the Blue glacier is worth the jaunt then check out Hyder,Alaska and get Hyderized if you are over 21,don't forget to take your passport or good I.D. to get back into Canada. Also make sure you have beaucoup film or memory for your camera.Be prepared for long days without much traffic on the road and NOT many places for loading up with food.Most places marked as communities on the various maps are the"blink and you'll miss them" type even riding a bike.Dease Lake,Stwart,and Meziaden Junction are the only real sort of stops that I can remember on the road until you reach Watson Lake.Enjoy the journey.
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Old 03-20-08, 03:31 PM
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I rid the Cassair highway and loved it, you can check out my journal for entries and pictures
http://www.cyclingforacause.com
There is a ton of bears on it, and a ton of nothingness
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The Cassiar Highway is a nice ride, I'd do it again. Definitely take the side trip into Stewart/Hyder. The scenery into Stewart is breathtaking.
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