McCarthy - Anybody Interested in a Ride & Camp?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by legion, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    Sounds good Legion.... We will try to hook up with you at Carrs around 6pm. If you aren't there by 20-30 after we will hit the road and will hook up along the way. :thumb
  2. Arielck

    Arielck The Littlest Hobo

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    anyone wanting to get an earlier start, me and at least one other folk are meeting up at sheep mountain lodge for a late breakfast around 10.30 am and heading out from there, would love more company!
  3. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    I'm off on Friday, was thinking of going over Hatcher's on the way there. I'll see if I can get packed tonight and meet you for breakfast....
  4. Alaskahack

    Alaskahack Adventurer

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    Sheep Mountain Lodge on the Glenn Hwy 10:30


    I'm in
  5. Lancer

    Lancer n00b

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    I'll do my best to get an early start with you mucks. :evil
  6. HayDuchessLives

    HayDuchessLives Loquita

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    Unfortunately I can't go on this trip, or any other fun trips at the moment. :cry I know it will be difficult since you don't have a delightful DR to ride, but could you try to have a good time in my honor as well? Do something "wild" that would put a smile on my face!

    I'm still hoping to be able to ride and camp on the Denali highway and/or visit the Geezer in Slana before mid September. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
  7. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    I'll slide the hp2 into a gravel corner and light it up on the way out in your honor, Duchess. If you notice that DR shiver over the weekend just give it a squeeze... it knows what's going on and it's skeered.

    I will be too. :lol3
  8. klrdave

    klrdave misguided

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    I'm in! I'll do my best to get to Sheep Mountain by 10:30.
  9. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    Dude, aren't you on the clock tomorrow?
  10. klrdave

    klrdave misguided

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    Nope! Not till Monday. Has ASD already started?
  11. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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  12. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    Doesn't look like i'll make breakfast. I'll see you guys tomorrow night at the lodge. Going thru Hatcher's first. :D
  13. BlueRider

    BlueRider Stromin' Alaska

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    I'm drinking about it at DashAK bonfire tonight. I'll be moseying along sat. morning to MCTHY. I'm planning on tenting on the west side of the river there by the bridge. Where's the party?
  14. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    Unsure at this point. But you'll see us. :D
  15. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    Nope cant swing it.

    Sun is actually making an appearence too. Have a great time loser's.

    Im off to work. :ddog
  16. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    Enjoy those sour grapes for lunch, Troy. I'm off to Hatchers. :clap
  17. klrdave

    klrdave misguided

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    Just got back from McCarthey a couple hours ago! The ride there was wet.

    We got went to the pizza bus in Kennicott just after they closed, but the extremely nice people there gave a left over pizza.
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    We woke up to blue skies.
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    I came across Ndanger in a little situation in the Kenny Lake area.
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    The ride home was mostly sunshine... at least until I got back to the Valley. :cry
  18. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Well? Tell us why his bike was sleepin'.
  19. DashAK

    DashAK Been here awhile

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  20. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Saturday morning here in Glennallen the sun was shining brightly on the Wrangells, with fog down in the Copper River valley -
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    But about a mile past the Gulkana airstrip dense fog covered the highway, extending down into Gakona where Hobo's house is located. Nevertheless, riders were finishing breakfast and soon getting ready to travel. Activity abounded -
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    Fifteen minutes later, activity still abounded -
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    Half an hour after beginning, activity was still in evidence -
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    Finally on the road, gassed and headed south toward the Edgerton Hwy, the first problem arises. This photo begs the question "How many BMW owners does it take to defeat the sidestand safety switch" :lol3 -
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    The question did arise as to whether HayDee had been seen in the vicinity of Legion's HP2. :uhoh

    The view of Mt Drum from the Klutina River was exceptionally clear -
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    With Mt Blackburn over Willow Lake almost as good -
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    Just past Kenny Lake the Golden Spruce's offering of refreshments was too inviting for the riders to pass up -
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    Plentiful rain and occasional sunshine have added up to a good season for decorative posies -
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    Beginning the climb from Lower Tonsina, following the former wagon trail to Chitina -
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    An overlook that has offered a panoramic view of the Wrangell Mts for decades still draws admirers -
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    Mike, putting his photographic equipment and talent to good use -
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    Two of the riders filing past Three Mile Lake, the top of Mt Wrangell visible through the cut -
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    Through Chitina and down on the Copper River, subsistence fishermen are busily harvesting the last of the red salmon run -
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    Hobo is the first across the Copper River...
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    ...followed closely by Legion...
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    ...and then the rest of the group -
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    The rest of the pack waits patiently on the west side of the Kuskalana River bridge for this fuel truck, which obviously has the right-of-weight -
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    The bridge, still supporting heavy loads, just a few months shy of its hundredth birthday -
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    And now the riders come across, destination McCarthy and Kennicott -
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    This rider, having things to get done back in Glennallen, turned around after bidding safe travels to the intrepid travelers. Looking skyward, clouds were seen to be streaming in intriguing patterns, driven by high altitude winds that would have an effect upon weather down here on the ground in a few hours -
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    Something was having a favorable effect, as the temperature had risen to 76°F in Chitina, 78° at Lower Tonsina, and a blistering 82° in Glennallen. Sure enjoyed it while it lasted. :jkam