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Update 09/12/99 - Prince George, BC

We departed Williams Lake early AM headed for another day of off-road
driving. Jim endured another night of sharing a bed with Rufus this time.
Cleo chose to sleep with her master Andrew. After moving all of 100 pound
Rufus over to only ONE side of the bed, Jim finally was able to squeeze in.
According to Andrew, it is a debate as to the source of the snoring!! Jim
claims innocence and Rufus refuses to comment!

Our interim destination was 5800 foot Yank's Peak north of Williams
Lake. This would require a number of hours of logging road driving. Andrew
is showing his expertise in handling B2B-33 over challenging terrain and
also willing to teach his father the finer points of serious off-roading.
There were no serious problems nor damage save the large high frequency ham radio antenna that has seemed to have malfunctioned due to the heavy
off-road pounding. Steve Rahn's Maxrad VHF/UHF/GPS antennas continue to
perform flawlessly. Work is underway to repair the damage and alternative
antennas are being assembled.

All 18 vehicles arrived safely at the summit for a much needed lunch
break. Jim continues to operate Amateur Radio Special Events Station "K2A"
Klondike to Arctic" with now the able assistance of fellow ham radio
operators on the Trek: Glenna Barron B2B-54 (VE7DSC) and Kevin Jenkins
B2B-35 (VE7HSF). They have been especially helpful maintaining
communications when the vehicles get separated and out of CB radio range.
Monday 09/13 will be a shorter day driving to New Hazelton BC. Jim has
agreed to camp with the team ....and Rufus & Cleo on Monday night!! He will
report on that adventure later!! We will get this snoring issue resolved!!

We hope to continue to be able to upload reports as soon as possible though telephone connections often remain a challenge. We encourage you to
e-mail any of the Trek teams and rufus & Cleo with questions or comments.

Talk to you from Watson Lake Yukon. on Tuesday....Jim - Andrew-Rufus - Cleo


Logging Road...TIMBER!

B2B33 and B2B 47

Lake, north of Whistler Ski Resort
Talk about a poser! Andrew shows off his first prize trophy, a clock (maybe that's a subtle hint eh?).

Team Lab-Rover has a television appearance scheduled for Tuesday morning on a local morning program. Both vehicles, Jim, Andrew, Cleo, Rufus and Michael will be going. Photographs will be taken and a short update posted.