Arctic Wolf Ride Report

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by gpskevin, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    Arctic Wolf Story Intro, by gpsKevin (I see trouble ahead, that is why we call it an adventure)

    Tomorrow we leave for the Arctic. The goal for this adventure is to get ourselves far into the wild. There are 8 of us riding, none of us have ever been to the Arctic , let alone on motorcycles, and for some of us this will be the first time camping off motorcycles. Our plan is to take the most remote back roads including the northern Canol Trail, which is considered one of the most challenging trails in Canada. Our route should take us into the Northwest Territories on the Canol Trail and into the Yukon as we head for Inuvik on the Dempster Highway. The ride should take us about 18 days, if all goes well?
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    Well this is our Dream, we have been studying it for almost a year now, and we have assembled a team of 8 riders to do it. Being from the lower 48 my dream is to hear the Arctic Wolf in the wild!
    Let me introduce the 8 riders:

    First Kevin, often called gpsKevin, Riding a Yamaha Super Tenere, XT 1200 Z
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    Next Missy, (20 years) Riding a Kawasaki Versys 650
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    Next Jeffrey (18 years), Riding a Kawasaki KLR650
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    Next Jeff, Riding a KTM 990 Super Enduro
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    Next Steve, Riding a KTM 690 Enduro
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    Next Tracy, Riding a BMW F800GS
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    Dave, Riding a BMW F800GS
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    Brian, riding a KTM 990 Adventure
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    A few of the riders have trucked the bikes to Seattle, and the rest of the riders will fly into Seattle in the morning and the ride begins.
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    The travel Story to Seattle by truck from Missy
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    The last two days have been more eventful than expected. We left at 4 in the morning on Tuesday, normal for a Kevin adventure. But needless to say I slept basically the whole day. Jeffrey, Kevin and I separated the driving of the van, while Tracy and Dave drove the truck and trailer loaded with bikes. We drove all day and ended up in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. The final event was Jeffrey’s 18th birthday. We celebrated at a local pizza place with homemade apple pie for dessert that mom sent along, since she couldn’t enjoy the day with us. Thanks again mom! Everyone loved the pie!
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    Today we made the rest of the drive to Tacoma, Washington. We stopped several times today for Dave’s small bladder. The rest stops here are much more luscious and green so it was kind of nice to stop and see the scenery. The big adventure of the day was finding a suitable hotel for the night. We decided that the Super 8 from the night before was perfect and Tacoma had just that. We called ahead and they had two rooms just for us. After the day of driving, we show up ready for showers and a nap. Much to our dismay, the hotel had lost power and everything was in the dark. Good thing Jeffrey and I had decided to go against Kevin’s advice and brought our headlights. This was critical for the needed bathroom run, and we were prepared. So while the power was out we took out our lawn chairs and had some great stories and beer. I have officially decided Dave tells some pretty funny stories (probably most of which he shouldn’t tell) about the dumb things he has done. It is so awesome to see such a good guy that can just laugh at the problems he has encountered. And Tracy is the most enthusiastic guy that spews passion for life. Overall great two days. We had the “Last Supper” and are now resting. Tomorrow the ride starts and we are all really excited to start the adventure. More to come as soon as we get Internet access again! Thanks fans, Missy

    OK, so we will be trying to update the story every day as it unfolds, so wish us luck and stay tuned
    Tomorrow We Ride! (6/21/2012)
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  2. Toadride

    Toadride Been here awhile

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    I'm in.:lurk
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  3. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Nice! I'll be following this one. A question for you though - what's the big yellow piece of plastic bolted to the end of Dave's exhaust for?! :D
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  4. jttele

    jttele Been here awhile

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    IN :ear
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  5. GB

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    Nice intro!! :thumb Looking forward to your ride adventures :lurk
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  6. dusty-dogg

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    WOW, looks like a great adventure unfolding here! I have seen this Missy Girl on the Big Bear Trail Riders very tuff dual sport ride. Go Missy Go
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  8. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    Day 1, Ride Begins: From Missy
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    The ride begins! The KTM boys arrived at the parking lot.
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    We get all packed up and were off at 1130am.
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    As we were leaving Tracy hits the drop down bar at the parking lot and its flinging all over. He didn&#8217;t even notice. Haha. So, the day goes on and we ride the highway though Seattle and some back country to the border crossing.
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    Now last year the border crossing was a mess, so Kevin decided to go first. The normal questions were asked. Booze, weapons or pepper spray? Some of us lied and some of us told the truth. Hope we don&#8217;t get pulled over in Canada now that some of us are have lied (not naming names, Jeffrey and Jeff&#8230;.).
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    So no major problems with the border, quick and easy.
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    The rest of the day was great riding and back dirt roads that went on forever.
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    Only one minor problem, Kevin popped the tubeless tire (I don&#8217;t know how you do that).
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    So quick fix and every so often a refill with air. But back on track. A couple bears were sighted and some deer as well.
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cdDtGzrURLHl6q1ax5V8JdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A_FDToKtWC8/UAbd6b1zfrI/AAAAAAAAaok/zGGuRcSumng/s640/P1000337.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay01?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day01</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Y7_msi_htcjt2i0sYHyIYNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dxiZSQE50rw/UAbeF4CTjUI/AAAAAAAAapU/tV0m6BLeacw/s640/IMGP0259.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay01?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day01</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ZHewVpV4EncYjGe3NHXkzNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1Dv14OfX0aA/UAbeH7lhVrI/AAAAAAAAapg/kcQi1NkGF10/s640/IMGP0260.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay01?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day01</a></td></tr></table>
    We made it to a cute little camp by the river at about 930pm.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Byzm-eMSZBAosmm21zSX7tMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-roEVcLbfTAU/UAbeKFXCbzI/AAAAAAAAapw/FaiQD-q5aIY/s640/IMGP0261.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay01?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day01</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tVBdes-lCAh5BLwUVGuCYdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SJh62OP4Lf0/UAbeK3-3vLI/AAAAAAAAap4/LznQcYQBZkM/s640/IMGP0262.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay01?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day01</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/SzCgrAuWAM4wjNCyjZVOCdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DvF8ncj7F2k/UAbeL3QF-dI/AAAAAAAAaqE/1FKNYFWQf1k/s640/IMGP0264.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay01?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day01</a></td></tr></table>
    We set up the tents and cooked dinner. Well after the long day we were all very tired and hit the hay right after dinner. Great first day and many more to come.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OKd0vy3XylQquVLfcNYhm9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z-QShq0bKns/ULuCRySrCqI/AAAAAAAAeGM/wfyikQH3A2w/s800/RideMap%2520Day01.jpg" height="798" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay01?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day01</a></td></tr></table>
    Map from Day1

    Link to the Day1 map in google maps cool
    #8
  9. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    San Diego
    Day 2,
    From gpsKevin:
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/i2ILP3x8VFDx4vxqLcfd69MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dw0-6ESqTPQ/ULVmAMnpbHI/AAAAAAAAeA8/szKY3suVdlQ/s144/Kevin_Mug.jpg" height="144" width="130" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/MugShots?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Mug Shots</a></td></tr></table>
    The morning was great, camped by a river, kinda loud, there is a lot of water here in British Columbia. Everyone slept in.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-fIbyt_iBlV3x3hLN3xrQ9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8pXZmaWDtnY/UAbeR5UaFZI/AAAAAAAAaqc/7Pi0WqhAiEg/s640/IMGP4242.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/YqcnHAChwkCxjNTZYcENjNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uhhgmF8QxvE/UAbeQfGXpyI/AAAAAAAAaqU/OYoQPy5aoqY/s640/IMGP4239.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    Looks like the tire on the front of the Tenere is leaking, so I decided to add a tube to the tire.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/r7JySxe7qxdaVnJOlyHEfNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZNZ72k3_R5k/UAbeUI-iBJI/AAAAAAAAaqk/FbXtGWkvx1E/s640/IMGP0266.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    From Missy
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/C20S3xtU0HNRaPkKKIOqgNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_AfmWRbYpw4/UAbszbW-IqI/AAAAAAAAa38/WPKMy2KJBFg/s144/DSCF0072.JPG" height="108" width="144" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay05?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day05</a></td></tr></table>
    This morning started at a more reasonable hour, and the train left between 730 and 8am. We stopped at a gas station to fill up with gas. At that point Jeff and Brian were running behind and decided to take an easy day because yesterday was so tiring, and they went the easy ways.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/iKpETvEevj_Poo6B0CNtrNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fsfxemDUQtw/UAbeZVwx5_I/AAAAAAAAaq0/0q3yp7X3HEQ/s640/DSC01726.JPG" height="427" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    The rest of us however endured a gruesome day. It was rough. We were supposed to be traveling on nice dirt roads but instead they turned into quad trails that weren&#8217;t meant for big bikes like us. Tracy got a flat and so that set us back a little, but it was fixed in no time and we were back at it.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/K-LbQpDLBeEqYPdw89KKNNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZKp2jvlwMQw/UAbecyr8BQI/AAAAAAAAaq8/QQc_ZCm-4s0/s640/IMGP4250.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KSMVUJPbQzl6b4NPUnPfS9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5V4I3o4Srgc/UAbejyRSENI/AAAAAAAAarc/lxUBwmSp0jA/s640/IMGP4252.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uQc1EQrHeLiSsMnMF4m7UtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aOZ6LoRRpCc/UAbeh9Sj8CI/AAAAAAAAarU/p4C6OFxnR84/s640/P6220032.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    Then we struggled through the snow and mud. It was bad!
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5S7qZnbOhf46N6WenDsbEtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1b6CY6Edy-I/UAbeuJ6bjuI/AAAAAAAAasE/7OIQYj4l6Lg/s640/IMGP4254.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OyDxncKzz6pciZ2Asm12zdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u3u67sVyhKc/UAbexkuUg4I/AAAAAAAAasU/gmt7bvCPq_Y/s640/IMGP4258.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XJ_q977IFV42sH8j7PtPN9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7eoK9pkcfOc/UAbezXvpv1I/AAAAAAAAasc/1mFS65iycrs/s640/IMGP4259.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    Sidebar: From gpsKevin, Missy is not telling the story of her brother Jeffrey, so Jeffrey said his boots leaked, so he talked his sister into riding the KLR650 through the mud sections for him! Wow good job Missy, two bikes through the mud!
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gYzKkOCiwjKE2H60M1KozNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lmR_1u1Rjxc/UAbe1cXz3rI/AAAAAAAAask/zttEaWKiRbM/s640/IMGP4260.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    Continue Missy: But eventually we prevailed and made it through.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Ad5cig5wbLXdfCVJB8eda9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hPipzn78KXw/UAbe3WLMJXI/AAAAAAAAass/iVot1BjRkdM/s640/IMGP4262.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    Only two crashes for the day, one by me and the other Tracy. Everyone is fine though. A lot more dirt and then we decided that was enough and took the highway the second half of the day.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/msOOqkO6-sFu8W9lHrZLN9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KPR5T62u3ps/UAbe-R_SjnI/AAAAAAAAatM/daUMyeHusK4/s640/IMGP4265.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5XguTaxxIQAJ09djdyJaKNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nsnn-0a1Asg/UAbe9f_E7CI/AAAAAAAAatE/gUKFpMbn2kI/s640/IMGP0276.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    We made it to our destination at about 7pm thinking that Jeff and Brian would already be here, but needless to say they had stopped at the liquor store and showed up after we did.

    We are staying the night at a family&#8217;s house. The two that live here, Kelly and Brandy and so sweet and welcoming. We had a great night with them, eating pizza and talking by the fire. We were also lucky enough to have our first showers and that made a big difference.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/t7R_2VI9-ZwHJZdHzww_-dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XoLxqnooQBw/UAbfARYVflI/AAAAAAAAatc/_a2JdEVFoiM/s640/IMGP4267.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/oJrtmZqIDfPIneF7y8QjaNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0Gzhkt0HY3c/UAbi0V8-bWI/AAAAAAAAawg/C8fCTS3DspQ/s640/IMGP0281.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay03?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day03</a></td></tr></table>
    Camp At Kelly&#8217;s home, we met them through Test Spaces, Wow they were great!
    Thank you so much to them for hosting us, you guys were GREAT! More to come as we start early again tomorrow.

    gpsKevin: Evening Concern: Dave&#8217;s BMW f800gs, started stalling near the end of the day as he would let off on the gas and stop it would die. He would restart it and it seem to run fine. Coming down a hill near the end of the day, as he let off on the gas it somehow shut down, as he went to give it more gas it would not go. He stopped and reset the ignition, and it ran fine for a while, then it did it again. We will try to come up with a plan around the campfire tonight.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Ce1B5rlhj4U5UZEnHf5969MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1P8lNzSSgb8/ULYG5ky9YJI/AAAAAAAAeBM/MIhuh4LjLqA/s640/IMGP4261.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    Dave in the mud earlier in the day

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/xt1VcpRUnzqTeV58Pv_raNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jTQswrTFZW0/ULuCUOP2COI/AAAAAAAAeGU/1AnTJ6kdEjM/s800/RideMap%2520Day02.jpg" height="798" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>
    Map from Day2
    #9
  10. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    San Diego
    Day2 Update
    From Jeff:
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hCcrfMsQmpmOP3U3_ohBRtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TVT6MFWGako/ULYLpOmt2iI/AAAAAAAAeBc/tChmb1_sduU/s144/Jeff_Mug.jpg" height="144" width="108" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/MugShots?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Mug Shots</a></td></tr></table>
    Brian and I took the easy way (supposedly) and got to see some awesome county.

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cFXQWc-Ikb_8oeNV7qxRO9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n_s5Nf6EuSo/ULYOZftxcjI/AAAAAAAAeCU/1IJv__Xuq3I/s640/IMG_0497.JPG" height="640" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101034812309140553454/ArcticWolfDay02?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Arctic Wolf Day02</a></td></tr></table>

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    We made good time and had lunch at Dogs and Suds. Sorry to say they don't have the kind of suds we were looking forward to (no beer).

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    After lunch Brian and I arrived shortly after the rest of our group at Kelly's & Brandy’s home. Upon arriving we saw a beautiful yard, cut grass, a nice home and outbuildings. In short order we had our tents set up in a never ending sea of caterpillars that were eating all of the surround vegetation. We discovered this was a fluke year of migrating caterpillars eating anything they could.

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    Kelly and his wife had 2 fantastic dogs that we made friends with right away. Well behaved and great beautiful animals. These guys had fur coats that could really handle the snow.

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    While having a cold libation, we each took turns using our guests shower. A cold beer, a shower and then some pizza for dinner. What a wonderful way to end the day. We finished off by having a great fire in our guest fire pit and swapped stories while enjoying some more cold beer. Off to a great night sleep with man eating caterpillars and mosquitoes outside the thin wall of our tents. Slept like a baby.
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  11. ttr

    ttr Been here awhile

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    Great!

    Go on I'm in
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  12. deej

    deej Deej (Deric)

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    Great report, watching with anticipation. :)
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  13. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    I'm real interested in the North Canol......I'm in......:lurk
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  14. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Looking forward to your report. Looks great so far! I backpacked the Canol Trail from McMillan Pass to Norman Wells/Mackenzie River (222 miles) so I'm really looking forward to seeing how far you were able to get beyond McMillan. I'm looking forward to viewing your pix of the spectacular scenery. :thumb
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  15. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    Great RR, keep it coming...
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  16. mundobravo

    mundobravo Long timer

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    OK , I'm in , this is going to get good :1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink
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  17. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    Hey Kevin,

    Good to see you post this here.

    I'm not sure if you remember my wife and I. We were paddling the Yukon River and met you folks at Carmacks. Had dinner with you and the guys peddling from Vancouver.

    From our blog....
    "...We also met up with GPS Kevin from AdvRider, his 2 kids (son and daughter) and his friends who rode from San Diego to Inuvik and were on thier way back. ...""
    http://rubikonadventures.blogspot.com/2012/07/rubikon-quest-2012-crossroads-of.html

    BTW: I went over some or the same ground you did in Southern B.C. on my ride to Bella Coola when we got back home. I posted a ride report and updated my blog :1drink
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826036

    Your kids are awesome. I can tell you are very proud of them... Grandpa is awesome as well. I hope I can be like him as I get younger in years. :evil

    Since I am heading back that way next summer to hike the Canol trail... I'm in to see what your Canol road trip was like.

    Regards,
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  18. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    GrizzLee, Wow great to hear from you, Missy and I were just recalling the Pic of the Girl on each side of you

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    Great to here from you, gpsKevin
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  19. gpskevin

    gpskevin gpsKevin

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    Day 3 Update:
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    From gpsKevin:
    Morning was great, breakfast around Kelly house
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    Then it was off to see if we could find some support to fix Dave&#8217;s bike. Only choice was the Prince George Yamaha Dealer. They sometimes worked in BMW&#8217;s. We met them at opening time, but after several phone calls for help they were unable to help. The plan would have to be taking the bike to Vancouver and see if there could be a quick fix and if Dave would be able to rejoin us. Wow bummer, I hate that BMW have evolved such that you cannot work on them without a BMW computer system. We fear this may be ride over for Dave. But we remain hopeful.

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    From Missy:
    Today was craziest day yet. We woke up to a few problems. Yesterday, Dave&#8217;s bike was having problems and suddenly dying without explanation. After talking through the options, we decided that it was smart to go to the local Yamaha dealer and see if they could help. So while that was decided, Jeffrey began to have other problems (not mental problems, bike problems).
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    His top box began to fall off and he was going to lose half his food. Steve, with his big blue bag (which I&#8217;ve decided we&#8217;re calling big ole blue) came to the rescue with extra bolts to save Jeffrey. Our wonderful hosts helped too, by running to the local store and getting more parts. So as this is all taking place some of us leave to accompany Dave to the Yamaha dealer. Bad news comes as we realize they can&#8217;t help Dave and he can&#8217;t keep going without a fix. So after much deliberation, Dave is off to Vancouver to see if the Beamer dealer there can help him.
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    Hopefully there is a quick fix and he will be back with us soon. We are already missing him. So as we are deciding Dave&#8217;s fate, Jeffrey and the KTM boys head to Walmart; our meeting place. As soon as they leave the hosts humble abode, Jeffrey gets a flat. I don&#8217;t know what it is with these flats, but if we keep this up, we are going to run out of the tubes that we brought. It was fixed up and they met us at Walmart for our last shopping adventure, before the great outdoors is all we get! So after the shopping with Brian and Jeff (that took forever with all their bickering) we were off to do the days ride. It was a short day today only about 200 miles. It was quick and easy. More bear, deer and elk sightings today.
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    The scenery is just amazing. Endless green and thick forests. The rain started for a little so we geared up and prepared for the wet. It turned out to be only a slight drizzle. We got to camp and the host surprised us and gave us the group camp.
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    It is a great camp with a huge structure and a wood burning stove. All the boys set up camp under the structure to keep out of the rain. I was smart and put my bike under the structure and the tent in the rain.
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    We shared a potluck dinner and are now enjoying a fire.
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    The boys are sipping brandy and we are enjoying the wonderful camping adventure. In our camp fire discussions, we have pronounced Brian and Jeff the new Chuck and Larry, I am the new and improved Princess Leah, and Jeffrey says tying this email is like crapping; it takes a while but it all has to come out. Goodbye fans. More later.

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    Jeff&#8217;s Add on
    This trip has been totally awesome, just like I dreamed about for months. The scenery is so spectacular words can&#8217;t do it justice. Last night was a potluck cookout. Food was really good right next to Moberly Lake. Camp host let us have the entire area for group to ourselves with a shelter we set our tents up in.
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    Well &#8211; Missy, Brian, Tracy&#8217;s tents are out in the rain right now. We have a wood burning stove under shelter with picnic tables. It has been raining for the last 3 hours and has not let up. The nice shelter will end today.
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    Early to rise this morning for most of us, Missy and Jeffrey and still working on their beauty sleep. The boys are sitting around the fire drinking coffee swapping lies and talking about how much they miss their honey&#8217;s (wives). Kevin is making soup for the day. It is 6am and time to start packing up and getting ready for another day in the saddle. More bear, moose and wolves to find is our mission for the day.

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    Map from Day3
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  20. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    Oh boy... I forgot about that one. :evil

    I wish her and your boy well in their engineering studies. That's my chosen profession when I'm not in the woods (2 undergrad engineering degrees and a graduate degree in engineering ... I'm still broke and over educated) :cry

    It looks like you stayed at Tyee Provincial park at the group shelter. I suspect that it was Gladys (The Park Facilataor Operator) who let you do that. I stayed in the group shelter as well on my way up. It was raining, raining and raining. I was tired of sleeping in a wet tent. I know Gladys pretty well, as we have stayed there every year on our way north. I didn't have my son with me this year and she asked about him ... that kind of memory impresses me.

    Keep it coming :ear
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