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Alaska Road Trip: A Day on the Cassiar Highwy, Stewart to Dease Lake, BC

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S2 Ep 76 - My road trip to Alaska continues as I explore Stewart, British Columbia and head back to the Cassiar Highway with some fun and scenic stops along the way. **** EMAIL ME **** Comments: http://CarolynsRVLife.com/contact ***BUSINESS AND SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES*** Business at CarolynsRVLIFE dotCOM ****JOIN PATREON FOR INSIDER ACCESS**** https://www.patreon.com/CarolynsRVLife ***A special Thank You to long-time supporters and WITT Patrons whose $50 +/month investment helps me keep making free videos for everyone!! *** *Dave C, Patricia I, James Stokes, James Wetherill, Brenda Summers, Delaney Franson, Ochi, Rosario G. Biagan, John O’Neill, Janet Marshall, Elizabeth Dodd, Valentina Mckinley, Annette Rogers, Linda Joy kurpiewski, Shirley Anderson, Barbara Chmelik, Linda Longstaff Bill G. ****SHOP TEES, HOODIES, MUGS, STICKERS AND MORE**** https://teespring.com/stores/carolyns-rv-life ***E-BOOK - YOUTUBE MARKETING GUIDE*** By Carolyn Higgins of Carolyn's RV Life - How I Got 20,000 YouTube Subscribers in 40 Days, The Complete Marketing Guide http://www.carolynsrvlife.com/20000-youtube-subscribers-40-days/ ****AMAZON STORE**** As an Amazon Affiliate, every purchase you make through the link below helps me earn commission! https://www.amazon.com/shop/carolynsrvlife ****CAMERA GEAR**** DJI OSMO Handheld Camera: https://amzn.to/2IEA8Jl GoPro Hero 5 Session: https://amzn.to/2GFr0ON GoPro Suction Mount (for dashcam): https://amzn.to/2Lj39HY Cell Phone shots: Samsung Galaxy S7 : http://amzn.to/2xG52bp Drone: DJI Phantom 3 Standard (Special Thank You to "A"): http://amzn.to/2xEUrgP Main Video Camera: Sony Handycam FDR-AX33 http://amzn.to/2xJaHzd Tripod - Albott 70": http://amzn.to/2fVawaJ Monopod: http://amzn.to/2wY5N2h Selfie stick/tripod: https://amzn.to/2IDC1WL Video Editing Software: Corel VideoStudio X10: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8303439-12502718 MUSIC CREDITS: All Music Purchased from Audioblocks The fight Happy Go Lucky Downtown Saturday Market Ambient swirl Working it Out Free Hills Driving Music Late Last Tuesday Night PHOTOS CREDITS: All photos and videos property of Carolyn R Higgins and Carolyn's RV Life. All Rights Reserved. CarolynsRVLife.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertisingfees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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Candace McQuatt (2 days ago)
Hey Carolyn, I enjoy watching your videos. I don't know if anyone else has suggested but investing in a Sirius Satellite Radio is well worth it, & a relatively small investment. I live in the North #YZF #NWT and am a RV Enthusiast - the satellite radio comes in handy when there are no local radio stations for miles and miles and miles. Easy to install & every type of music, sports, comedy, news channel. Safe travels! :)
Sakrysta (3 days ago)
A couple music suggestions for some easy, feel-good tunes - check out Rumer - Seasons of My Soul, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L8m1BJZ3mw or Corinne Bailey Rae - her self-titled debut album, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV6ZR1yIgdo Oooh! Try Alison Krauss too! Her voice is so pure & unique - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcRZ_J_VgNc Just kinda based on the music you add to your videos, plus your reaction to Green Day. LOL Both of these ladies are smooth & easy, with Rumer being kind of a throwback to 70s easy listening, and Corinne being a soft soul kind of sound. And I'm completely with you on your appreciation for Alabama. I am NOT usually a country music fan, but the classic bands with their harmonies and grass-roots Americana vibe do my heart good once in a while. Love me some Oak Ridge Boys & Statler Brothers too.
NA (4 days ago)
Kevin Smith (6 days ago)
i love this road
Road-trippin Gypsy (6 days ago)
I love living vicariously through your adventures
Road-trippin Gypsy (6 days ago)
It is so nice following you into Alaska
Lili Tincher (8 days ago)
What happens if you get a flat out in the middle of nowhere? Can you change it yourself?
Christine Taylor (8 days ago)
I love it when the camera is pointed out the window so I can actually see the land out there. It's beautiful.
Diana Shelton (8 days ago)
Look for Celtic CD. There are several but the Celtic Ladies may be a cheap one. It may surprise you how much you enjoy the genre at this phase in your life.
Sharon Nightingale (8 days ago)
Love seeing Canada and Alaska with you! The views are extraordinary!
Danny Smith (8 days ago)
Here come the seat belt shit about young lady you not wearing seat belt lol
Stephen Wright (9 days ago)
OMGi think you are so adorable. I absolutely love your YouTube videos.You make me happy
Kitchguy (9 days ago)
Great video
Andrew Pearson (9 days ago)
what breed is capone
Rhonda Marley (9 days ago)
So glad you didn’t have any trouble with your battery!!
Tammy Vaughn (10 days ago)
Awesome scenery!
Patricia's Stuff (10 days ago)
haha Capone is so "vocal" hahahaha Your talk'n to us was keep'n him from his nap .. so he went back to the bedroom hahahaha .. too cute .. Huggles from Bama
Patricia's Stuff (10 days ago)
I love the group Alabama too (duh hahahaha) .. and some good travel'n music for me has always been CCR! )Creedence Clearwater Survival) :) And I like to listen to bellydance music when travel'n too hahahaha sorta keeps me energized :) Huggles from Bama :)
Patricia's Stuff (10 days ago)
Gorgeous scenery! And I hope ya don't have any battery trouble! Oh, and I think buffalo is TATONKA :) Huggles from Bama :)
Mac Retired (10 days ago)
Bad ground would flicker your battery light.
plumeriasunset (10 days ago)
Ice ice baby 15:37
Lizzly Adams (10 days ago)
Carolyn, you took the detour to Stewart and Hyder. Hope you are considering a "detour" to drive the Top of the World Highway. Whether you choose to go all the way to Dawson City once you are in Alaska or just go past the border and and back into Alaska, I guarantee this drive and what you get to see is close to life changing. Leave something cool on the ceilings or walls of the Chicken, Alaska Saloon on your way :). And maybe start listening to the Tragically Hip. Blue Rodeo, the Band, the Rheostatics, Sarah Harmer, Kathlen Edwards, and Jann Arden ... great Canadian Music for a great northern road trip.
susieturk1 (10 days ago)
Fun and beautiful. Thank you for taking us on your journey!!
lily wells (11 days ago)
Ahhh, refreshing scenery....love Capone's kickback cool attitude too!
Sonja Fowler (11 days ago)
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have wanted to do what you are doing for many years. Stay safe and keep loving God's gifts. Love your travel companion/roommate also. Cannot think of what I can imagine as any better life. Peace
Sara Hughes (11 days ago)
Capone is a lovely travel companion, you both have a great life.
Leo Reilly (11 days ago)
Carolyn, really enjoying your trip to Alaska. Apropos of nothing, but ignore trolls--especially those with YouTube channels. If you respond, you simply give them attention. The one thing they cannot handle is just being ignored, while you focus on the positive aspects of RV living. And monetizing your channel is not a bad thing. Especially since we don't get the bill! :-)
cosyCloud (11 days ago)
I just started watching your videos and maybe I missed if you said - but when you head back to the US from Alaska you should check out the Alaska Highway that runs from Alaska, thru the Yukon, and northern BC. I used to live in a town called Fort Nelson and it is one of the most friendly tourist towns :) Or it used to be. I haven't been back in a while. There are lots of great scenic and historic locations related to the building of the highway.
charlotte edwards (11 days ago)
Capone is a different dog since the new RV. So happy for you! Be blessed!
Happy Highway (11 days ago)
#324 Fantastic Country! Canada offers so much in beauty and adventure.
cdLady54 Marengo (11 days ago)
That ice confirms the impact of climate change. No, as a native of Alabama, the group Alabama is country music. Welcome to real music!
jeanette kennedy (11 days ago)
Thank you so much i enjoyed seeing all these lovely places loved it
Bella Rose's Mama (11 days ago)
What a wonderful puppy and traveling companion you have in sweet Capone. He seems to enjoy having a front seat where he is up high enough to see out! We have to take care of our precious fur babies. They are true friends and nonjudgemental and love us for who we truly are. The scenery is so beautiful. Have a wonderful trip and see some beautiful places.
s. lee (11 days ago)
Forgot to mention I'm not even a country music fan but like it now and then cuz it gets me going
s. lee (11 days ago)
For my road trips and my new van I bought a Goodwill CD of Blake Shelton and my favorite song that I blast out when I leave is some beach. Love it. Also bought a Dixie Chicks album and one on there is about hitting the road can't think of the name but that's what I love to play when exploring. Of course I grew up loving the 60's and 70's music the good old days so I play them too. But listen to some beach by Blake Shelton you can't sit still
Ray Harkins (11 days ago)
Get yourself a cigarette lighter voltmeter from an auto parts store. Put it in and monitor your voltage when the light comes on. Simple cheap way to troubleshoot. Voltage should between 13 and 14 vots
Omar Pino (11 days ago)
Gravel roads are like nails to the chalkboard...btw the Doobie Bros,Steely Dan & Bad Company music I highly recommend to pass away the time on the road....stay safe
G. Cosper (11 days ago)
That end shot is just great of you and the rig feelin alright! Be free have fun and doont get caught !
David Salsman (11 days ago)
The tape may have tighten the bolted connectionthat the second ground wasconnected to. A tip to remberis that when your starter wont work because of a corroded battery cable.. once got a car started by taking aknife and creating a connection between the battety terminal and the ground cable connector. The starter wouldn’t turn the motor over untill I pressed my knife blade on to both parts to complete the ground connection then it started rightup.
Kathy Adam (11 days ago)
Love the shorts the flag man was wearing. Lol. I enjoy fashions such as his
Kathy Adam (11 days ago)
CAROLYN. I'm so excited about seeing tonight's episode. I must have checked my I Pad 100 times. Lol lol lol lol. You just always make my day perfect. Thank you for just being the authentic you. I have so much respect for you
Dane Lady (11 days ago)
Really cool Carolyn thanks for letting me tag along with you
sue yates (11 days ago)
Absolutely beautiful scenery can't wait to see more of what you're bringing our way. Have fun be safe.♥️
Connie Williams (11 days ago)
❤️ Alabama is my fave group! I went to so many of their concerts! They are Country. Love Capone! Glad he wasn’t sick!
cindy haddock (11 days ago)
Alabama is awesome...cindy in Alabama..lol
Jipsie mune (11 days ago)
HandCrafter Maggie (11 days ago)
This video was so fun and enjoyable, it makes me want to go travel there as soon as I sell my place and get my home on wheels ready. I talk to my fur babies the same way you do Capone. I heard the slight worry in your voice and saw on your face when he ate the ice, you sound like me talking to mine. I hope they will do as well as Capone traveling, they were 12 years old last December.
Having a hard time hearing you while you are driving. You may have to get a mic.
Prescot Love (11 days ago)
Love the scenery...but Capone is still stealing the show ...too adorable...♥️...
Bobby Jones (11 days ago)
Capone is sooo cute... Just love all kinds of pets... Beautiful scenery tfs😄
Pat Barrett (11 days ago)
Capone cracks me up! Beautiful scenery, safe travels!!
Guff Smikes (11 days ago)
Sometimes ignoring a problem is the best way to deal with it. I use electrical tape to cover up those nuisance warning lights on the dash. Ha ha.
Jane Gasior (11 days ago)
Oh Hey there! I have some traveling music for you: Old Crow Medicine Show , The Derek Trucks Bands, Also ..I think you would love the Marcus King Band. Oh yeah another one I think you will love is Nanci Griffith! You tube some of their music, it will touch your heart and soul. Peace friend! It is so fun to listen to different music right!
I love your Vlogs and your dog
Gary I (11 days ago)
The battery might be old and need to see how many amps have and things? If have an Autozone, Advanced Auto in Canada? Need to also have the store plug into the computer under the dashboard "driver side" to see if have any codes and if so what they are? Ever Start are okay batteries for 2-3 years from new but after that often konk out. How old is your alternator? Might be a fuse but doubt it.
myozbubble (11 days ago)
This was such a fun video; so serene. Does the bumpy roads get tiresome? Would you call that slab of ice part of a glacier? How wild was that to see it?!! I was hoping you'd put your hand in that river. I was curious as to how cold that water was. Can't WAIT til your next video!!!
Jeep Things Outdoors (11 days ago)
Thanks for another Great Video!
Josh Brower (11 days ago)
I'm an electrician and it may have been a loose connection.
Kirsten Olson-Kettell (11 days ago)
My husband really wanted to see Alaska but he passed away before he got the chance. I’m a disabled cancer survivor and, due to my appliances, can’t travel well. Plus I am on a fixed income. The pure joy I get from viewing your videos can only be surpassed by comfort time with my daughter or quiet time with my Lord. I only wish I could view it on the big screen instead of my phone hehe. Be safe cause you’re already kind. Love to Capone.
Manny Allegretta (11 days ago)
I like Alabama too!
What a fun time. I am so glad to see you're having a blast. I know it's tasteless to self promote on someone else's channel so I'm not going to but I do think you would like my music. All the best to you.
Kathy Newman (11 days ago)
I'm glad the electric tape did the job. Good job! Thanks for the beautiful trip.
Kathy Newman (12 days ago)
Sounds like something came lose. I hope its not a computer thing. I'd bless you.
Copswife Kaye (12 days ago)
Thanks for taking us along with you! Loving every episode. :)
Marian McAfee (12 days ago)
That Capone sure has a good dog life, you know? You’re a great mom.
Donna C (12 days ago)
Beautiful scenery, love the video. Thanks for taking us along.
Greg Conroy (12 days ago)
The negative battery cable connection should not cause the light to flicker, but the knife blade battery cutoff switch might. You should have that cabling cleaned up and a better battery cutoff switch installed. Something like this with proper cabling would be better. Blue Sea Systems HD-Series Heavy Duty Battery Switch http://a.co/hBcPwNw Try to get some grease for your current switch and operate the switch a few times with the grease on the contacts and see if that helps! I hope you have a safe trip, the scenery is spectacular.
k meg (12 days ago)
You never feel alone with a dog. Hes lovely.
Penny Lee (12 days ago)
Thanks for sharing your journey and video love yah Carolyn
M. D. Grimes (12 days ago)
Something's off with your sound levels..we finally muted it and enjoyed the scenery. Thanks Carolyn.
Shante violet (12 days ago)
I truly love your videos and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that you are making the Alaska trip also I'm very excited for your next videos I love your filming style and I admire you very much!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KEEP THE VIDEOS ROLLING IN AND BE SAFE IN YOUR TRAVELS GOD BLESS YOU :)
Sarita G (12 days ago)
So far 😍 all the scenery in this vid! And the black bear! No reaction from Capone?!
Daniel Grosscup (12 days ago)
Hello Carolyn. Sorry I haven't been able to watch for a while, I bought a used class A and have been getting it ready for the road. What I have sent has been very beautiful and I want to come along. Well you be safe in your journeys . Bye for now.
Kodey WhiteWolf (12 days ago)
WOW It is sooo beautiful up there Am glad you are enjoying the trip up there. Looks like Capone is enjoying himself also
Karrie W. (12 days ago)
I miss road trips! My pic here is from a xcountry trip with my then 3 year old. Love to see so many women out there. The music leaking through, & the bear made me smile. Thanks for sharing!
Luz Rucci (12 days ago)
It could've been a negative circuit to the alternator lite driver. Well glad you got that girl!
Patricia Russell (12 days ago)
You are brave,and Capone keeps you company!
Luz Rucci (12 days ago)
Loving your trip or I may say our trip to Alaska lol. Excellent videos. Stay safe you and Capone. God bless About the flickering...definitely something not right but not serious I guess. I've been a tech for 35 years so I've seen stuff like that. My jeep was one of those. The fact that it does it on bumps makes me think it's something loose. Most likely in the alternator more than the battery. ..I've seen it. Stay safe
Jim H. (12 days ago)
If the dash warning light is intermittently flashing, something isn't right. Hopefully it might just be some quirk with the light...I don't mean to be a pessimist. On the bright side, alternators generally aren't difficult or expensive to replace (I once replaced an alternator in the parking lot of the auto parts store where I bought the alternator). If the light starts staying on most or all of the time, I'd try to drive only during daylight when the headlights can be left off, and head directly to the nearest service shop.
Alyson Kipp (12 days ago)
This music sounds like when I get a massage lol
Ruth Nagarya (12 days ago)
I love seeing you in your camper as your driving and the Alaskan views...so beautiful
Sue Sorenson (12 days ago)
Carolyn, you look like a big kid in an adult playground! :-) By the way, my spouse, who teaches American Sign Language, and is an interpreter, notices that, while you are driving along, you make the letter T with your right hand ( thumb tucked in-between the pointer and middle finger). I do it all of the time as well, absentmindedly. Peace..
Odyssey Amplification (12 days ago)
You may want to visit the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. You wont regret it. It’s just as beautiful and serene! Great video as always, very informative! See ya on the next one!
Tribbles (10 days ago)
I agree.
Patrise Henkel (12 days ago)
so gorgeous!! and a bear! loving this adventure I can pick up to step out of my daily life. Keep on truckin' Carolyn!
Sue AtTheLittleShack (12 days ago)
You're making me home sick! Missing these places. But, I'm on the road in Washington and Oregon for a few weeks. So nice to see you enjoying it all~
JoAnne Morrow (12 days ago)
Jim H. (12 days ago)
The negative terminal of the battery must be connected to the body (ground) of the vehicle. It appears that the ground cable has been extended by bolting it to another cable. If that connection touches vehicle body parts, it wouldn't matter since its purpose is to connect to vehicle body parts. But if the cable connections are loose and corroded, it's possible that the bouncing around of the cable could affect the charging system and electrical warning light. I'm concerned that the vehicle's alternator/regulator might be failing, or there might be a loose connection in the battery charging circuit. The battery charging system is easy to test with a simple voltage meter.
Carolyn's RV Life (12 days ago)
Jim - I may have not mentioned it in this video, but I had the entire system checked before I started this trip and the alternator and charging systems are in great shape. thanks
JoAnne Morrow (12 days ago)
V-10? Nice!
sheila hagadone (12 days ago)
Why don’t you try John Denver????
Carolyn's RV Life (12 days ago)
Sheila, I bought what was available at Good Will.
acutehugs (12 days ago)
That was a great video, x
JoAnne Morrow (12 days ago)
Great video. Love the opening.
Furd Felmer (12 days ago)
Nice scenery shots...however, I find it curious that you made a drastic change in your camera angle while driving. For all your previous video's, you, are center frame while driving and delivering your commentary. Now, you present a wide angle shot, you to the right, the dog to the left. One could speculate this new camera angle is pandering to the animal lover fanatics...I said "could speculate"....not that your ARE...ok? Just seems odd, given years of YOU, being center frame...this new angle is totally out of your established pattern. Not hating, not trolling....I just find it curious. Thanks for the wonderful scenery shots.
Mickey Breslich (12 days ago)
just check the battery terminal/post and sometimes there is corrosion built up on the terminals, which you can clean with a wire brush or some acidic product (in a pinch soda or lemon juice, I don't drink soda, I just keep a small bottle of diet coke in a bottle to clean the terminals when my battery gives me trouble) It is a ford thing....I had a Ford E350 conversion van, and various other Ford vehicles, they all have this issue.
Anil P (12 days ago)
What a beautiful place! Your composition, focus, depth of field and colour correction are all on the mark. Why don't you use a gimbal to stabilise your outdoor shots? It's a delight to watch you, Capone and the great landscapes. Have a good time!
MsSoozy (12 days ago)
LOVE the video's of the old towns. I just love "old", vintage or whatever. Thanks Carolyn! The mountain views in the background!!! Gorgeous country~! Just beautiful. Carolyn that mountain/lake view, omg postcard perfect! Could be the wire in the dash, not just at your battery. If they have said all is well and tight, just keep your eye on it, she is charging, and the alternator working well... Watson Lake is beautiful, I was there going to Ross River in the Yukon to deliver my brothers truck to him. It was a road trip with my Dad that I will never forget. This has been the most amazing video Carolyn!! You really delivered on this one!!!!!! Thank you for the memories. Capone drool, nope, it was the water from the ice. :) How come your radio doesn't work? Not that it would get much reception yet. I can't remember what you said about it. I enjoy all kinds of music, except heavy metal, it seems so "angry" to me.
Peggy Bowles (12 days ago)
Thank you! ❤
ALVIN KARPIS (12 days ago)
This is one creepy woman.Personality of a brick.
Carla LaFata (12 days ago)
Awesome video! You’re rocking it out girlie! Really enjoying this, but still seeing snow! I’m a Floridian, just seeing it makes me cold! Lovely scenic views! Be safe, happy trails! Peace and Love ❤️ 🧜🏻‍♀️
Billy Cook (12 days ago)
Sometimes the dashboard ground wire gets a little loose.
Billy Cook (12 days ago)
I think it is a battery to body ground, the other ground is attached to the engine.
Billy Cook (12 days ago)
The wire you taped appears to have been attached to something else, check that area to see if the metal it was attached to failed.
Karla Siedow (12 days ago)
On one of your recent video’s you mentioned a 6 in 1 Flee, Tick, Heart worm plus chew that the vet suggested when you were getting Capone’s health check to cross the boarder, any chance you could repeat the product name? I can’t find that video again. Love following your adventures!

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