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Posted: 10/17/13 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What a great trip! Thanks for sharing.

I just looked at all the photos of the trip on your blog. Spectacular color! My muddy truck looked similar to yours after our trip up the Dalton. That stuff is really hard to get off.


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Posted: 10/17/13 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cal,

Why so mysterious? The trip looks amazing, but what possessed you to make such a long drive in such a short time? If I had the wherewithal to take that journey, I'd linger as long as the weather allowed. Even so, thanks for posting the beautiful pics.


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Posted: 10/17/13 11:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seldom,
"Why so mysterious?" Is that a self-portrait? 8<)
Cal,
Some very atmospheric pix here.
What a whirl-wind trip! You travel about like Jeanie and I do. No grass grows down there underfoot. It was nice being on different trips together.
If anything, with a trip that far afield you must expect the unexpected, and have a certain flexibility, especially on the road to Inuvik! Our neighbor told me of his trip to Inuvik on an expo motorcycle. He had a tire blow. What do you do then?
We were on the the road to Inuvik when we had a major tread separation on a BFG
AT. Jeanie stood 'grizz watch' while I tried to fix the tire with 17 tire plugs to no avail. It was too far gone. We finally put the spare on and called it a day driving back to
Dawson City to find a replacement tire. That scuttled our trip on the road to Inuvik. If we ever do that again, it will be with two spare tires.
regards, as always, jefe


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What a great trip [emoticon]

Thanks, Steve.


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Posted: 10/18/13 06:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What a great trip.

I am envious of your photography skills. The pictures are really special.

Thanks for posting.


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Um ... oh ... the picture you have labelled, "On the South Klondike Road to Skagway." was actually taken on the North Klondike Highway. That is Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River, north of Carmacks.

Here's one of my shots of it ...

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This shot of yours, is looking west from the Dempster to Tombstone Mountain. Only, Tombstone isn't visible in your picture. That is the North Klondike River running through the valley.

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Here's a shot with Tombstone (way, way in the back) in September 1993

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And again, but in July 2011

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Courtesy of the telephoto lens, here's a close-up of Tombstone Mountain

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Posted: 10/19/13 06:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice trip it will remain in your memory.
Do any gold panning... I would have to stop just to say I did it...the Klondike river...great

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Posted: 10/19/13 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sue.t wrote:

Um ... oh ... the picture you have labelled, "On the South Klondike Road to Skagway." was actually taken on the North Klondike Highway. That is Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River, north of Carmacks.

Here's one of my shots of it ...

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Thanks Sue as that is what I thought it was but then I thought I might be worng. I took many pictures at the pull off at the Five Fingers area. A lot of good information signs at the pull off also.


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Boy, the road looks a lot better than when we were heading up to Inuvik. Looks like it was graded when you were there. It was mostly traveling at 15 MPH or slower when we went up it. It was so rough my camper was moving around on me in the bed and I do have a rubber mat and sprayed in Line X. This was in early June and we made it to the Arctic Circle sign and I decided I was not going to beat my truck up anymore and we had also talked to some people that had been up there and with the high water the ferry at the Peel was not running a lot of the time so all together we just thought we would call it quits.

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