Dalton Highway beginning of June?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Wauschi, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Wauschi

    Wauschi Adventurer

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    I just read Deadhorse: -9F°

    Maybe you can help me w. a kind of sanity check and some hints.
    I like to do the Dalton in the first week of June and I would like to find out if it will be free of snow, if it is doable or just a crazy idea.

    I am also interested in recreational mining along the way, see: http://www.akmining.biz/mine/dalton.htm
    Has anybody done something like this before? Is this again a crazy idea?

    Cheers,
    Wauschi
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  2. dapman

    dapman Graphics Guru

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    The road will be clear, it's traveled year round. Above the Brooks Range it can be cold that time of year, snow/sleet at elevation, but passable. Not much mining to be had, but if'n you want to wash our rocks for us, feel free to bring a pan along! LOL As you will read on some threads here, you never know what mother nature will throw at you!
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  3. KHud

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    I’ve seen 24f north of the Brooks in late June and ALCAN Rider can tell a tale about impassable ice on Atigan Pass in mid-June (KLR made it, FJR did not). I’d say your odds are 80-90% in favor of a chilly but passable ride. Just be prepared to hunker-down in a ditch for a cold time. At least there is no mud at 25f and light snow is better to ride in than rain.
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  4. Wauschi

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    Thx for the descriptions. I'll bring a heated vest :-)
    Greetings,
    Wauschi
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  5. keith in alaska

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    and a sandwich
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