Alaska 2018 - Let's Share Plans / Logistics

Discussion in 'Americas' started by rickj, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. rocketman9255

    rocketman9255 n00b

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    I know, I know. 2018 is the Northeast, Nova Scotia, Nefoundland, New Brunswick. Plus, planning is half the fun!
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  2. CavReconSGT

    CavReconSGT Just the right amount of evil. Supporter

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    I'm heading up in 2019. May, for three to four months or so. Planning on doing the new Tuk road and Dalton as well as many other places I cant list right now. Retiring and planning on doing this ride. I have done the Trans Labrador highway this year including Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Did the trip to James bay solo last year. Going to do the trip to Caniapiscau in 2018. I plan on doing my ride solo but that doesn't preclude some company on the trip for parts.

    KR
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  3. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Next year will be my 2nd ride to the great white North and I have just received the neatest map of Alaska I have ever seen. Even tho the map says Alaska---it has Inuvik and TUK on it---------and also the roads back south thru Western B.C. all the way to the U.S.
    Waterproof and tear resistant.
    Below is the link.

    Butler Alaska Map
  4. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    So it has the new road to Tuk...... ?
  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    I haven't found anything that has the TUK road on it.
    It's not even on google earth yet.

    I'm bettin' we won't need to many navigational skills to navigate it.
    What you think Jonz :D
  6. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    I haven't found anything that has the TUK road on it.
    It's not even on google earth yet.

    I'm bettin' we won't need to many navigational skills to navigate it.
    Shouldn't be "any" wrong turns to worry about.
    What you think Jonz :D
    Hell--------------I'll just follow your rear tire track from that 180 horsepower monster of yours.
  7. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra Supporter

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    I'm guessing if we sink up to our hubs, we're offroad

    edit: Don't exaggerate: it's only 160 hp
  8. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts. Supporter

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  9. wannabehippy

    wannabehippy I'll risk it!

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    I have been looking at those.

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  10. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Just looked at google maps-----the road to TUK is on there.
    So on a 160 HP KTM---------Jonz you can be there in 45 minutes.
    Wait for me---I'll catch up.

    TuK Route.JPG
  11. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    What I found on from Furkot displayed in Google Maps: TUK. From Stevi - you know how to get there to start. Of course, Stevi is only 55 minutes from his house at 195 HP. :imaposer
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    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    I have a pair, and they always in my tankbag for deployment as needed. I label mine at the cuff, and with practice you can put them on without stopping on the slab. They are money well spent.
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  13. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    OK ---------thanks to Wansfel------and with a bit of fiddling with a couple of mapping and gps programs I have---------here is a track log from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk.

    Attached Files:

  14. rickj

    rickj Been here awhile Supporter

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    It seems that there are a lot of us heading to McCarthy / Kennecott Mines in 2018. I am particularly excited about this highlight of our upcoming trip. In our 2015 trip we only went as far as Chitina, as we didn't have time to go out to McCarthy due to a scheduled ferry ride in Valdez.

    At any rate, I wanted to give a shout-out to the Red Eagle Lodge which is about 175 miles from McCarthy on the Tok Cutoff highway. If you're coming from Dawson City or Tok on the way to McCarthy, this place is an awesome place to spend a night whether you are looking for a camping spot or lodging. Red Eagle Lodge is located on the original site of the historic Christochina Roadhouse that was established in 1922 which served foot and sled traffic on the old Valdez to Eagle Trail. The grounds have several of the original rustic log cabins that can be rented, a large campground area, a modern restroom and shower complex, and laundry facilities. The hosts, Richard & Judy Dennis, are amazing folks and will also serve you a wonderful breakfast in their home, and are happy to talk about the old roadhouse history.

    Our route has going by the old roadhouse on our way out from McCarthy, so we may very well end up staying there again! I have pictures and commentary on our stop there in 2015. The URL is in my signature line below and it's on Page 4, Post #69.
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    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Stayed there twice last year....absolutely perfect :thumb:thumb
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  16. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Watching this thread.....if some things come together.....very possible I'll be riding west and then north!
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  17. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Can I ride along just want to go as far as Dawson so I can see where the show Gold Rush is filmed
  18. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    Just follow the dust trail...there is gonna be a lot of it. ;)
  19. scoutDad

    scoutDad IBA#203

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    Yeah, thinking the same thing.
    If everyone talking about going shows up, maybe packing a few dust masks and an extra air filter would be a good plan.
    :lol3
  20. worncog

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    The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.