D2D 2013 General Info and CommentThread

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by KHud, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Brownie

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    I couldn't imagine them not having gas. Lotta people would be screwed as the only other spot I recall was at Ft. McPherson which is way further north.
  2. toz35

    toz35 Adventurer

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    Hmmm, 2 people have told me the gas station at eagle plain burned.

    Thank you for the update.

    david
  3. xcountry41

    xcountry41 Been here awhile

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    Seems to me I read about the burnt service station , in some recent AK. ride report here on ADV. Not familiar with the area yet . But I think the Fire was at Eagle, AK., not Eagle plains,YT. maybe that's the mix up.
  4. 2rock

    2rock Motoholic

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    Just finished the Dempster 2 days ago. The gas station that burned was the one right at the beginning of the hwy, so fuel up prior to leaving Dawson. I stayed at Eagle Plains twice, camped there on the way up, 15 bucks includes shower. On the way back I was covered in mud, so I got a room 144 bucks, my most expensive one yet! Good bar there, and wifi.
  5. The Dick

    The Dick The Brick Supporter

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    Holy Chit, you boys are worse than women. Eagle Plains would never be out of gas unless the world ends. It is the highways dept. camp for that section of the Dempster. The Klondike River Lodge at the start of the Dempster burned down this winter but they saved the garage building and have the pumps working. I will check on the ferrys today and do a post later, can't imagine them not being in yet although spring has been very late everywhere.
  6. simestd

    simestd Packet plumber Supporter

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    So I used the DHS/CBP web feedback form to comment about the inconsistent border closing information and received the following very polite letter from the person in change of the US side:

    Mr. Simes,

    I received you comment from HQ concerning the hours of operation at Poker Creek, Alaska and that it was only open 08:00 am to 6:00 Pm.
    This was the hours about two years ago but we have since changed the hours back to 08:00 am to 8:00 PM.

    If for some reason you arrived at the port at between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM and it was closed please let me know. I have three officers that are assigned to the port and it is to remain open until 8:00.

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at the email address or phone numbers below.



    Lance E. Robinson
    Area Port Director
    Senior DHS Fellow
    Office of Field Operations
    Anchorage, AK
  7. Kul Mom

    Kul Mom aka sKul Marm Supporter

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    Say what?
  8. GRIZ

    GRIZ COMMANDANT

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    FORGIVE HIM KM...HE KNOWS NOT OF WHAT HE SPEAKS:evil
  9. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    I just got a call from Jack (Alcanrider) and it
    Looks like he is NOT going to be able to make
    it to D2D this year ); so I have 1/2 of a room
    in the Annex of the Downtown Hotel up for grabs
    on Thursday and Friday nights if anyone is interested.
    PM or call me for details. 907 232-5967 Jeff
  10. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Well Simestd, I just got a reply from the Canadian side and they are open 0900-2100 "Weather Permitting." I don't know what weather would shut down the crossing.
  11. McRuss

    McRuss Been here awhile

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    looks like I may be arriving a day earlier than planned, Campbell is NOT recommended for travel of any sort. So any one have room for a tent for Wed night? (I have res at hotel for Fri and Thur.
  12. simestd

    simestd Packet plumber Supporter

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    That lines up with the AKDT/YDT 1 hour time difference - think we've :dhorse the border times enough?

    Re the weather, I don't want to jinx things so I'm not saying anything.... Ride safe and see you in Dawson!
  13. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Mcruss, my hotel roomate doesn't arrive till thursday if you to split a hotel room wed night. I'm leaving Anchorage in the wed morning and running straight through 573.528.5212 is my number
  14. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Actually your hotel roommate is at Coal Mine Campground on the shores of the beautiful Yukon, north of Whitehorse. Somehow I got a bit ahead of schedule.

    I was thinking I would have to camp on Tuesday and Wednesday night. I'll use the room if it's available to me.

    Al, the prodigal roommate.
  15. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Sorry Al. last I heard you would be arriving Thursday. Well I have a roomate on Wed now.
  16. RedShift42

    RedShift42 Some guy

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    Planning to roll outta Homer at noon on Wed., make Tok before sunset.:D
    Anyone else heading up about that time?

    -Eric.
  17. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    ANYONE...............:eek1

    I WONDER IF CAN CHANGE MY ROOM TO A SINGLE?
  18. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    PMed
  19. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    A few of the boys from Motoquest should be leaving Anchorage about the time you come though.

    Have fun, Mark H.
  20. aufevermike

    aufevermike Been here awhile

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    I'll be leaving Soldotna around 9am so I'll be a bit ahead of you. I'm sure you'll catch up to me somewhere along the way.