OFFICIAL D2D 2012 20th

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Fighter, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer Supporter

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    better hurry... they go fast. :evil
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  2. willys

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    Ditto^^^ I got mine 3 weeks ago.......Gold Rush Campsite in town is the best one in the area. No bugs when I was there last time and plenty of fellow D2D guys to gather with. It will get very crowded with people camping on top of each other looking for a space to sleep.:freaky
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  3. SOLOKLR

    SOLOKLR Back to work

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    Just got off the phone with the folks at Gold Rush campground. Got my reservations done! Now I need to get some beer and get my bike ready.
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  4. ThatGuy

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    I made mine the other day at GR and they said they have a few more spots but I had taken the last dry one. There are the ones with elec/water which is at a higher price but still open.
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  5. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl I'll ride anything. Supporter

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    OK, a day late (oh well) but got my reservations at the Gold Rush. As stated above all dry sites are taken so I got a wet one (first on the waiting list for a dry one if one of you FF's cancels) - at least I'll be able to keep the iPad charged up :lol3 There's room for another tent if anybody wants to share.
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  6. hvman

    hvman Been here awhile

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    I'm looking for a campsite!
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  7. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    What the heck? Who would knowingly set up a tent in a wet campsite? I must be missing something here... I also need a campsite for two tents.
    Any ideas for decent spots?
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  8. The Dick

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    You are missin sumting, but what da hey, it takes all types to make the D2D go around!

    Can't wait to welcome all you hf's to town. I am sure that by mid June all this fiiiing snow will have melted and there will indeed be dry camping spots. Ice bridge is just about in for any of you wanting to do some winter riding on our once a year freeway.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO Y'ALL!
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  9. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl I'll ride anything. Supporter

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    Dry has no amenities, wet has water and electricity hence they are more expensive :D
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  10. ThatGuy

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    I just may hang out an use your electricity! :evil

    However I was royally screwed by my cell provider with all those crazy roaming fees :puke1
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  11. Cowgirl

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    If you're cute enough you can use anything you want :wink: :lol3
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  12. akrider

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    Cute does not do ThatGuy justice.
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  13. prstone50

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    Decided I better get on this camp list. Going to call Jan 2 for a reservation unless someone wants to share a site that already has one. I plan on riding a lot, enjoying the 'gathering' to the fullest but otherwise should be fairly quiet.

    Also heading up from Wyoming a week before if anyone wants to group up for part of the ride.
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  14. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl I'll ride anything. Supporter

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    Good point - fxtd :lol3
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    I started looking into camping for Dawson and am looking for advice from someone who has been to D2D. Of course main concerns are getting (on foot) back to the campsite if too many beers have been consumed:freaky , shower (probably a good idea) and don’t have a problem being a sardine in a tent for fun like this!


    There appears to be several Territorial (kinda like US Forest Service)campgrounds that are cheap and quiet but maybe not close enough for the fun in town. One I see is the Yukon River Campground across the river… Ferry to this one it looks like.


    I see a few in Dawson but all have rather poor reviews on RV Park Reviews website (of course I am not in a 5<sup>th</sup> Wheel!) , Bonanza Gold Motel & RV Park and the Gold Rush ( http://www.goldrushcampground.com/ ). The 360 degree virtual tour of the Gold Rush looks quite entertaining! Also see several more parks down the road a few kilometers.


    Not very picky and would like to be ‘In the thick of the fun’ so any advice would be welcome. Looks like most people are Goldrushing it.
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  16. willys

    willys Long timer

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    IF you can get a site at the Gold Rush, I'd be getting it! It is the best one I saw when I went and have already booked my site and will defend it to the death.......lol It gets very crowded up in that far back corner on the day. We usually try and make room for everyone that hasn't booked but this being the big anniversary, there may be even more needy campers than even they can deal with.....? We have 3 on our site already..........but do your best to book and book early.
    It'll be a great hub of activity for sure if two years ago is any indication.....come on down!!!!:freaky
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  17. ThatGuy

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    My new BFF! You got a beer incoming at D2D :freaky
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  18. dapman

    dapman Graphics Guru

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    TG,
    You'd take AKRider over a self proclaimed "Talented Cougar"... I'm starting to lose faith my man...:lol3:lol3:lol3
    Hell I've never camped in Dawson before, but may change my tune with such tempting offers floating around!!!:evil
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  19. aquadog

    aquadog Dude Buddha

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    And for anybody that wants to book a room, not a campsite, remember there is major mining exploration going on based out of Dawson, and that crew is booking a lot of rooms. Book now! The government campsite across the river is a nice option BTW, as you walk on the ferry and you're there, slightly removed.
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  20. ThatGuy

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    I don't discriminate! :evil



    I've always been scared that I'd fall into the river and end up on the Deadliest Catch. :lol3