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McCarthy/Kennecott

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by SKINNY, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    there are rent a camp spots near the crossing. theres free spots along the road. I camp on the Copper river gravel bar... tons of spots after you cross the Copper. its about 60 miles in from there, and the road is really good, you can usually blast it in under an hour if you want. there will be plenty of daylight .... as in, it won't really get dark, so there is time to goof off on the way. camping on the sand bar has the advantage of having a bit of wind that keeps the mosquitoes down (by a lot). camping in the woods is buggy, July is pretty much peak mozzy time.
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  2. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    I completely agree w/ Beezer.

    I have however, been tooling down that road at a good clip in years past and noticed something that I had not seen on any other dirt stretch and that's that when water crosses that road it sometimes cuts a ditch across it. A foot or two wide and a foot or so deep, one of them tossed a dog out the back of my truck years ago. It happened because I'd never encountered anything like that before and I was hitting highways speeds while partially asleep at the switch. Pay attention and you'll be fine.

    The dog got better and died a few months later of something else. Irish Setter. A very happy and blindingly stupid animal. We seemed pretty well matched at the time.
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  3. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    :razor
    A setup like that is near impossible to resist! At the time? :evil
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  4. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Rrrrright over the plate! :lol3
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  5. Beezer

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    "Iris Setters are the true pinheads of the species"..... somebody from a long time ago
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  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Hey, Beezer, remember all them wild irises that used to grow on the Eklutna flats? All gone now. Iris setters dug ‘em up & set ‘em in their yards in towns all around here. :1drink
    E S in the irises.jpg Not me --> Bill S in the Irises.jpg
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  7. Beezer

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    nah.... fuggin' pinheads ate 'em... along with the Fraudin slips
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  8. Beezer

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    we know what coming next....
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  9. mikegc

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    No problems making it across the footbridge on a GSA:
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    I've stayed at Ma Johnson's Hotel a couple of times and, while a bit pricey, it's nice and good food is right across the street:
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    There's a great bar but you've gotta behave or you'll be tossed out:
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    You only live once. Go there and enjoy:
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    Mike
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  10. Beezer

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    AR 15 not included
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  11. FLARider1

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    See you all there in July, room booked at Ma Johnson's..........only this trip to AK and the Yukon, I'll be in a cage. The Better Half is taggin along this time and its just easier in a Jeep. We are flying into Anchorage late night July 11, renting a Jeep and we have about 2 1/2 weeks time to explore as much as we can get too!!! I will miss being on the bike
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