Dempster or Dalton?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by TVtommy, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

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    If everyone's heading up the Dempster after attending D2D, what's the lodging availability in Fort McPherson and Inuvik and points between. Campsites?
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  2. beemerphile

    beemerphile Long timer

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    Eagle Creek and Inuvik for "lodging". Lots of camping sites to share with the two passenger mosquitos.
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  3. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    We are pretty set in thinking we "have" to ride to Deadhorse.. However, common sense would say ride the Dempster. I'm going to go up again, but it won't be for several years, and probably won't have a bike with me.
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  4. beemerphile

    beemerphile Long timer

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    Well, if you "have" to, but having done both I'd say you are missing out. There is no comparison in scenic beauty.

    The Dalton is about 50% bad asphalt and a great percentage of the rest is under construction to become new asphalt. It seems they can get free "Federal" money for paving but not for maintenance. Eventually it will be all bad asphalt.
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  5. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Bad news
    I read that the Klondike River Lodge. 25 Miles south of Dawson City at the Dempster Corner burnt to the ground a couple days ago.
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  6. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Yup, heard this too. So gas and lodging will need and alternative..... Any input guys ?!
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