3 Northwetters ride North

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by IpponDuro, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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  2. Iskitoo

    Iskitoo Adventurer

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    Nice avatar Fred.:1drink To bad you don't have seven fingers eh!
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  3. esalentine

    esalentine Adventurer

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    How much did you talk with this guy - Austin? A buddy and I were up there a couple weeks before you I think, and am pretty sure we saw that bike sitting at a dealership in Fairbanks. Story was that the owner was from Hawaii, and he was waiting for a new engine after the original grenaded on him.


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  4. almostfred

    almostfred old fool

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    Thought you might like that:D
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  5. IpponDuro

    IpponDuro Now with Camel Toe

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    Yeah Same guy, I guess his dad shipped him a used engine from Seattle.
    we ran into him several times and he was on the same tour to the Arctic Ocean as us.



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  6. akadvntr

    akadvntr Frozen

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    Great report and pictures! Really nice ones of the oil fields and equipment.
    Maybe I missed it, but when did you start the trip?
    Keep it going!!! :ear
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  7. Iskitoo

    Iskitoo Adventurer

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    akadvntr, we left June 25th. I was very interested in the oilfield. As a young lad I worked for a company that supplied some of the first buildings and equipment to land in Prudhoe Bay. I'm sure most of that has probably been cut up for scrap by now but it was fun knowing I had a very small part in the development of the oilfield.
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  8. Iskitoo

    Iskitoo Adventurer

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    From Fairbanks we headed towards Tetlin Junction and the Top Of The World Highway.
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    We got wet before we arrived in Chicken!

    Downtown Chicken
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    Then it was on to the border crossing back into the Yukon
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    The U.S. side
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    The border crossing is at 4100 ft. elevation. A short distance up the road is the high point, just over 4300 ft.
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    We saw a wolf up here but it was to fast for the cameras. I really enjoyed this road. for me it was a high point of the trip. No pun intended:D . Next stop was the Yukon River crossing.
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    Getting ready to unload
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    Our camp for the next two nights. I don't remember the name of the park but it was in Dawson City. Hot showers and laundry.
    Drinking Yukon Jack in the Yukon! Just doesn't get any better than that.
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    This was an interesting building, all the siding and trim was sheet metal
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    Downtown Dawson City
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    Where did all the marmalade go?
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    After breakfast we did some sightseeing
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    The Klondike River(clean) is mixing with the Yukon
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    A bite of lunch
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    Then up to the Midnight Dome
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    The Klondike enters the Yukon
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    After the Dome it was off to see Dredge #4
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    Parks Canada is restoring this dredge. We missed the tour but still got to look around outside.
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    The dredges were powered with electricity. in 1959 the dam above this one burst leaving it buried this deep.

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    The flood ripped the buckets off
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    Tailings piles are still visible all around this area
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  9. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Been here awhile

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    Hello ? More please
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  10. IpponDuro

    IpponDuro Now with Camel Toe

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    The Top Of The World Highway was awesome.

    even though we got a little wet.


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    chicken was kinda cool.

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    I've seen this pictured on here several times.


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    but never this one.

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    After Chicken the road is dirt.


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    The GPS said 4100 feet at the crossing


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    I took a Panorama but I suck at photoshop.
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    Before you can go to Dawson City you have to ride the Ferry.

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    The GoldRush Campground

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    Dirt roads and wooden sidewalks. :D


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    Beer:30

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    Heading back to camp.

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    And the Sunset

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    More to come. Promise :evil
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  11. almostfred

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  12. almostfred

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  13. almostfred

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  14. almostfred

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  15. almostfred

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  17. almostfred

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  19. almostfred

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  20. almostfred

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