Need help in Whitehorse, Yukon

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  1. YukonC

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    My dad and I were on our way to Anchorage when he had an accident near Beaver Creek on Saturday. We were medevaced to Whitehorse from Beaver Creek. My dad is now on his way home to Utah to have surgery, because the Whitehorse hospital didn't have the necessary equipment to perform the surgery. I stayed behind to take care of the motorcycles, but they are still in Beaver Creek, and I am in Whitehorse with no way to get to Beaver Creek. If anyone knows of anyone that could drive me to Beaver Creek from Whitehorse, I would pay for gas, food, and their time.
    Thanks in advance if anyone can help.
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  2. simestd

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    Sorry to hear about your Dad, hopefully he'll be on the mend soon. I'm 13 hours from Whitehorse which is a stretch, but wanted to reply for a bump and also to ask what the plan is once you get to Beaver Creek as that might have some bearing on the most appropriate assistance.
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  3. YukonC

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    Insurance is going total my dad's bike, and we are going to leave it there in Beaver Creek. I am going to get all of his luggage off the bike and mail it home. My bike is also in Beaver Creek, so after getting my dad's stuff taken care of I will get my bike and ride it back to Seattle where I live.
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  4. simestd

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    Gotcha, so no trailer needed, you simply need a ride from Whitehorse to Beaver Creek - about 5 hours. Hopefully some of the more local CA folks will chime in, they frequent the Alaska forum regularly so you've posted in a good spot. I'll keep an eye on the thread.
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  5. YukonC

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    I've also posted in the Canada forum.
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  6. Alaskajeff

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    PM'd you
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  7. AKDuc

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    Sorry to hear about your dad and hope his healing goes well.

    As suggested over in the Canada section on here, think about hitch-hiking.

    Good luck and hope all goes well and you have a safe trip home, Mark H.
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  8. YukonC

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    I ended up renting a u haul pickup and trailer
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  9. Alaskajeff

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    Did you make it to the bikes?
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  10. YukonC

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    Yes, I am now on my way home
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  11. Alaskajeff

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    Glad you were able to get things taken care of. Sorry that your trip hasn't worked out, and for sure praying for your dad and his recovery. Please keep us posted. And try to make the best of your trip home. Always remember "It's not the destination, but the journey"
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