Haul Road Chronicles

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Alcan Rider, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Dalton "Highway", aka Haul Road:

    There are times readers are researching this particular stretch of road and find themselves having to look through dozens, if not hundreds, of ride reports to get the information they seek. Over the years, with several trips up and down the Haul Road here in Alaska, I have written some ride reports concerning those trips. So to make the task a little easier for those researchers, those reports will be listed here, and as time becomes available this will, hopefully, become something of a compilation of the primary features of those trips. It is not intended to be the ultimate guide, far from it. But it will include this rider's experiences - good and bad - and attempt to give an overview of some of the things a rider might expect to find along the way.

    From my first motorcycle trip across the Yukon River in 2001 on my heavily laden Concours -
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    - to more recent trips on a more appropriate mount, the KLR -
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    there will be photos covering many of the conditions encountered from Mile 0 to Deadhorse, as well as the beauty that can be found in that pristine vastness. As with many of my reports, this will be a continuing effort, periodically upgraded with new photos and updated information.

    And links to past reports, such as -

    First (and Perhaps Last) Annual April Fool's Arctic Circle Ride

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    A Spring Ride On The Haul Road

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    Anyone Up For Deadhorse on Labor Day Weekend??

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    Dalton 1, Alcan Rider 0

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    Perfect Weather to Deadhorse on the 4th

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    What's A Sweet Young Thing Like You Doing With This Motley Crew?

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    The Dalton Highway Again, or, From the First Day of Fall Into Winter

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    Coldfoot Lunch Run Anyone?

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    I'm Buying Lunch

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    HayDee Is No Longer A Virgin

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    Another Dalton Tale... With Photos

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    You Don't Have To Go “All The Way” For It To Be Enjoyable

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    With more to come - hopefully.
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  2. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Very nice, Jack. :thumb At first I didn't realize that starting at the 3rd pic the titles above them are all links to different reports. They don't look like links for some reason. Others might miss that too. Maybe they need to be underlined?

    Just got back from Wet Whittier.
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  3. GB

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    Great way to gather your adventures in one place, thanks for the pics and links :thumb
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  4. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    The links start just above the third photo. Mine display the underline on all the links. Maybe I need to add a space between the links and the photos to make them more apparent?? :dunno
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  5. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    thanks i missed that to
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  6. BusyWeb

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    :clap
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  7. Goldie05

    Goldie05 Fast George

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    Oh, great, I just found your link page :D now where am I going to find the time to read all the entries? :rolleyes
    Love the pictures, it's already in my saved links, I have lots of reading to do :lurk

    Nice Concours :thumb

    I'm also planning a trip to Alaska in 2012, I should have enough time to read everything before then :lol3
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  8. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    Geeze, and I thought I was clicking on just one ride report. :deal
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  9. See-Double-You

    See-Double-You Long timer

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    I think that'd do it. Or maybe a different color..
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  10. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Ask, and ye shall receive. :nod
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  11. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    makes Jack a dull boy! Evidently he ain't had much work! :D

    Great pix! Looking forward to riding with you in the future! What camera are you using for the majority of the photos? Can't be a crappy point-n-shoot...can it???
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  12. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Go wash your mouth out! :ddog That 4-letter "W" word is verboten in Ride Reports.

    :lol3

    Thank you. Likewise, but you have to be willing to stop frequently for more photos. :D

    Not a crappy point-n-shoot... a rather capable point-n-shoot for most of them. The early ones were shot with an Olympus D450 with an "enormous" 1.3MP capability. :lol2 Then I upgraded to a Sony H1 for the majority of what I have posted here. This year I have been using a Nikon Coolpix P90.

    While it would be nice to have and use a really good DSLR with interchangeable lenses, I haven't seen the need for that yet. These new digitals have so much built-in capability that I'll probably never use it all. With my 35mm SLR's I used to pack close to 30 lbs of camera and lenses. A single digital point-n-shoot does more than all those wide angle and telephotos, weighs less than 2 lbs, and can be put into action much quicker as I don't have to mess with focus or exposure settings.
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