The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    having a hot breakfast,

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    hoping the rain would clear,

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    which it did, and, as a bonus, the provincial liquor store opened, so we could stock up:

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    British Columbia, where shortly after this warning:

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    we ran into the real deal! :eek1

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    with wildlife -- more Bison:

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    and bear:

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    gotta love these big brown marshmallows:

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    at Coal River for gas and snacks;

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    Where I accidentally stepped on this little dog's tail when he snuck behind me. :cry

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    He seemed OK after a good yelp and a few seconds, we were friends again.
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    this one was pretty close to the road :eek1

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    Didn't stop to line up a good photo... wonder why:

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    the big peaks of this part of the Canadian Rockies, the weather really started to cooperate:

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    :clap

    We blew by Liard Hot Springs, it just didn't work out for us to stop there mid-day, here we're crossing the Liard River:

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    back to the bison,

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    and a couple of twisties thrown in, just to keep us on our toes:

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    didn't last for long,

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    but they were fun, and broke up the monotony of the slab.

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    coolest sections of the Alcan:

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    passing the highest point, if I'm not mistaken, somewhere around here.

    and then... Muncho lake :thumb

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    was really cool. Unfortunately, the dial on the good camera got knocked and all the photos that LDF took were way overexposed. :cry

    Here's a little view along the road, and some comedy monolog :D

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    The ice really was that green! :nod

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    it's kinda hard to convey the massive distances necessary to cover in order to get anywhere up here... just a snippet of riding:

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    A stop for gas at Toad River, where they have a bunch of hats nailed to the ceiling. :dunno

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    7915 to be exact.

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    that counts for something in these parts.
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    always a highlight

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    :bert

    cute little guy:

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    and pretty well camouflaged when you get right down to it.

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    and we'd call it a day.

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    we were looking for a provincial park for camping, but it wasn't where we thought it'd be, so we stopped at this private camp, Tetlin River Services, I think it was called. Just opening for the season, nice guy running the place... only problem was the diesel generator that ran loudly 'till 10pm.

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    So much for peace and quiet!

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    Yeah, I was a little grumpy 'bout that. :bluduh

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    'nother long day, not so many hours, but putting down the miles:

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    and remember, we're riding ass-punishing drz's. We should be standing, sitting in the saddle only to duck under low-hanging branches! :ricky:ricky

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    Not::stupid ... I AM stupid! Should be Friday May 20th, not 19th. My bad.

    From Tetsa River Campground to Fort St. John

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    I just realized I gotta process more photos and upload 'em before I can write more... oops. Be back in a bit. :shog
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    I've driven the Alcan 5 times in the last 6 years... and I recognize every shot you had... I can remember vividly what it looked like each time I went through though it never had quite the look as in your pictures (I did my trips in October and February)


    very cool!
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    It started out with the diesel generator kicking in at 6am, but at least the weather was nice:

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    We were riding out of the rockies, into flatter terrain, but in the morning, at least, we had some nice scenery:

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    still a long way to Ft. St. John:

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    we rolled into farm land,

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    and civilization:

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    well, sort of. The bears became two-dimensional,

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    This is Fort Nelson:

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    :1drink
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    I just agree with what she says. You know, so as not to argue.

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    I know that's not a baby moose. :nono

    It's a caribelk.

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    a distant relative to the jackalope. :D
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    to Sallydog: :wave (he asked me to scout out some things for his upcoming trip)

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    I think we were too long on pavement at this point. :cry