Alaska 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Guls, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Just buy those cheap Givi or Riders Choice waterproof over mitts, they are available every where, had a pair for 10 years.
  2. DukeMButu

    DukeMButu Minister of Culture

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    ...so you're standing in front of the "Welcome to Deadhorse" sign at the Prudhoe Bay General Store. You're smiling like the happy, accomplished mook that you are. Congratulations!

    But for those of you who haven't "done it" yet. Did you ever wonder what the rider being photographed sees, looking away from the sign and back towards wherever he/she/they came from?

    It's this:



    It's a "camp" or housing unit for some of the workforce. I believe this one is Elliot Camp. There are a number of camps in the place. I stayed at the Aurora, which in addition to being a camp is also a hotel. The Colville gas station is a block or so to the viewers right.

    A bit of the curtain lifted...

    Oh, and you can't see the mosquitoes in this picture, but unless the wind is blowing, they're there!
  3. phideaux

    phideaux Long timer Super Supporter

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  4. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Uh....no picture showing for me.....
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  5. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    It's called Brooks Camp. A great place to stay in Deadhorse.
  6. DukeMButu

    DukeMButu Minister of Culture

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  7. phideaux

    phideaux Long timer Super Supporter

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    Just in case anyone needs to know.....

    If you're in Deadhorse and need food, it can be hard to find if you're not there at typical meal times.

    In DukeMButu's pic, back there at the first blue building are some white double doors. Go thru those and to the reception window and tell them you are looking for the cafeteria, you can pay up front...(kinda pricey) and they will direct you to a do it yourself warming/serving cafe upstairs. We found the selection and quality and cleanliness to be much more than we expected.

    This tip came from the nice lady in the gift shop behind the "Deadhorse-End of the Dalton" sign.

    Fido :norton
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  8. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Some kind of food is available 24 hours a day at the Prudhoe Bay Hotel.
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  9. DukeMButu

    DukeMButu Minister of Culture

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    The Aurora also also has food. Mountains of it. If you're not an overnight guest I think it's $25 but they also have a "spike room" in a vestibule off the dining room. It is jam-packed with carry out lunch stuff like sandwiches, chilli, yogurt, fruit etc. I stocked up and didn't have to buy another calorie until Fairbanks.... Ok I did hit the Coldfoot Camp bar a bit harder than I should have... celebration mode.

    For a great night's sleep I recommend the Aurora.

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  10. ztaj

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    Did you have to wear the lovely blue booties too, and slip on some plastic gloves ?
    I paid $15 for the spike room experience, but it kept me going till tea time the next day :D
  11. DukeMButu

    DukeMButu Minister of Culture

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    Pssst! Don't tell my wife about these!
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  12. Tryggr

    Tryggr Adventurer Supporter

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    In Dawson City, will be crossing top of the world either tomorrow or Tuesday if something here strikes my fancy.
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  13. Lostmike

    Lostmike Cruising

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    Heap of snow around Watson lake today. Well before Wiseman. Better put some studs in those tyres.
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  14. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    In Dawson, aiming for Tuk hopefully tomorrow if the Dempster opens...
  15. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    I am seeing news reports about a lot of snow north of Fort Nelson, Laird Hot Springs closed on Sunday because the heavy wet snow was causing trees to come down
  16. Emasen

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    Leaving for the US on Friday 23rd and working my way north to Alaska/ Anchorage...... beginning to wonder will I be found in the spring when the snow melts...... didn't expect it so early in the year. Last week it was all about forest fires.....
    Making for an interesting 2 weeks ahead.....

    Keep it coming with the local knowledge though its great to know.
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  17. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    it can happen any time. It is too early for snow to stick around for good, but we aren't too far off.

    My first trip up was in June 2008 and I got snow going through the Canadian Rockies on my way to Munch Lake. Just be flexible. You may have to stay somewhere for a little while.

    And fires are still a big deal up here. Day 2 of bad air advisories in Anchorage
  18. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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  19. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    There was snow all around in the higher elevations, but all of the roads through the passes were clear, even Isabella.

    I haven't been in AK for a few days now, so take that for what it's worth.

    Makes for pretty scenery.
  20. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    Where you at now?