Alaska, just Alaska, pics!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by California, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Dave, stunning, simply stunning pics. :clap :clap :clap
  2. FishrCutB8

    FishrCutB8 Oh HAI!

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    I think that's actual size....

  3. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Anyone gone from the west coast I.e. cali all the way to Alaska? I've heard of a couple guys doing where I get my bike serviced but I was never able to speak to these good folks...
  4. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Scenery like this is why I need 2 months off to ride there from California! It'd be a dream come true for me! :wink:
  5. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    You need to read Dave's ride report of the ride he took up here two-up with his wife. They rode from Arizona, through California, all the way to Prudhoe Bay, and back down - in 25 days, hitting all the top spots along the way! A fantastic trip, taking his trademark fantastic photos as he went.
  6. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Sorry, I can't resist. :D

    Facing south, around Mile 215. Dietrich River on the right.
  7. orbiker

    orbiker Been here awhile

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    My wife and I also went up from Oregon in 2011.

    My ride report link is below.
  8. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    @ dave6253, your pics are amazing... Do you have them in high res (I mean 2560px +) for some great wallpapers?
  9. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Alcan Rider, As far as I know, you are correct.:D I may be wrong, but I remember #6 to be looking north.

    GI, You may use any photos from this gallery for non-commercial use.
  10. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Fill in the blanks, Alcan Rider.:1drink

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  11. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    If you go to Google Earth, around N67.69185 W149.73160 and turn to look south at about 170° true, then tilt so you are down near the highway, you will be looking at pretty much the scene you captured in your photo, with the Bettles River valley between the two prominent mountains.

    With the sun staying above the horizon for 24 hours, and just circling around you, it can be quite disorienting.

    Now as to the next batch... :scratch That'll take a little more time. :D
  12. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Looking west across the Dietrich River, around Mile 197 if I'm not mistaken.



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    Up around Mile 300 to Mile 303. Long telephoto shot to bring the far mountains in that close.


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    One of the many varieties of ecologically-friendly all-terrain vehicles used along the Arctic Coast, down around Mile 35 or 30 - toward the south end of the Haul Road.


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    Hmmm. Northbound or southbound?? Either way, it's between Miles 25 and 30.


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    Looking south, UP the Yukon River bridge.


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    Under the pipeline, looking through a pair of VSM's (Vertical Support Members) at ??? Somewhere just south of the Yukon - I think.


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    Just after getting off the Dalton Hwy, Mile 0, at the tee where the Elliott Hwy continues west to Manley Hot Springs.


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    Camped along the Sagavanirktok (Sag) River just south of Deadhorse.


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    Yep, still the same place it was in photo #2. :lol3


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    Beachfront property, Prudhoe Bay style. That water may be liquid right now, but it's still cold. :vardy


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    Standing on the levee/Wiseman Street looking downstream at the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River.


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    Looking south from around Mile 390, with the Franklin Bluffs in the distance to the left.
  13. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    Thank's a lot ;-)
  14. dave6253

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    Alcan Rider is awesome! I think you are right on all of them, except the 2nd to last photo was taken from the bridge. I was sure the first and last photo would trip you up, but you nailed them.



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  15. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Don't wait until you have 2 months off, or you'll never go.
    If I were to go again, I would plan a more direct route in order to maximize the time I had in Alaska.
  16. Mechanical Mischief

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    Dave, Beautiful pics, all of them, thanks, brought back memories of last spring & your pics actually look like what I saw, unlike my pics, they lost something, I guess I ran out of talent on the pics.

    Alcan Rider, very impressive several of those had very little to reference the location, I guess a lot of rides up there & a real connection with the area make your ability to recognize exactly where it was taken truly impressive.
  17. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Know what?! You sir, have inspired me! Been reading on your trip to Alaska from AZ and you have set me. Thanks to you I am starting plan one, Alaska not yet but at least to Canada. Haven't finished your report, but haven't stopped reading! Thanks for the pics and story! You have inspired a 23 yr to make his dreams come true!

    Cheers to all you adventure riders!
  18. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    That's Awesome, y0y02369.



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  19. Alcan Rider

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    Just got back to where internet is available, so will try to catch up.
  20. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Another one from the Tok Cut-Off, this one taken last Sunday evening around Mile 35, across the still-frozen Chistochina River.
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