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Road to Tuk.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by MGV8, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    A 206 may be a Cesna...

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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Not sad at all. I'm glad they're trying to keep Canadians safe.

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  3. KevinZucht

    KevinZucht Been here awhile

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    Probably...no not even that! The only reason I got it so quick(both shots) is that I am project Superintendent on Community Center build for a First Nation west of Hope BC and in the building is a Fraser Health wing.....well the band asked if they could use the gym for vaccinations(remember it is still officially a construction site) Soooo way to important to say no, so of course I said yes. Hence getting first/second shot of Moderna early. First Nations are getting priority....not wanting another Hudson Bay blanket thing in Canada!
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  4. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    American whaling station!

    https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/inuvial/whalee.html

    https://vacay.ca/2021/04/on-a-desolate-yukon-island-a-story-of-nature-and-culture-unfolds/
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  5. KevinZucht

    KevinZucht Been here awhile

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  6. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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  7. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Next time I go to Tuk, I'm certainly going to spend more time just exploring and hanging out.
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  8. DaleE

    DaleE TransAlp Adv

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    My original Firth thread is here. but it's ancient
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/side-trip-to-firth-river-looking-for-info.317887/

    Can't find the old Firth River Guide online anymore (I have it saved if anyone needs it), but Parks Canada does have a Firth River Valley guide online if anyone is interested
    http://parkscanadahistory.com/geology/firth-river-valley.pdf

    Timing hasn't worked out right yet to do the Tat/Alsek yet, but it's on my todo list. My northern rivers other than the Firth have been the Kongakut and Alatna in Alaska

    https://daleeva.smugmug.com/Boats/Bear-Chase-08

    https://daleeva.smugmug.com/Boats/Firth-River-2010

    https://daleeva.smugmug.com/Boats/Alatna-2015
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  9. TNRyder

    TNRyder Adventurer

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    Me too…but it really makes you wonder when 99.7% of those who get the croner recover.
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  10. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    Let's just talk about the road to Tuk. There are other threads for discussing the rights and wrongs of the policies related to the so called pandemic. We can all wade in on the pro's and con's of this and that policy but let's not do it here.

    But, whatever floats your boat. I'm in charge of squat.
  11. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    I totally agree, but the odd bit of whining is acceptable seeing as I am guilty of that. :lol3 I almost changed the name of the thread to "Bear spotted on the Tuk road" a while back as well. It's all good. I am sure we will get back to topic once we can all get on the move again. Until then, keep the dream and plans alive.
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  12. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    I'm sure this is a 205 but just to wet our appetites
    7956349F-A35C-44C8-8040-A168655495C2.jpeg
  13. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Wow, beautiful shot Brian, in so many ways!
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  14. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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  15. MGV8

    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, one of my favorites, Taken by one of the many people you meet on the road.
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    MGV8 Long timer Supporter

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  17. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    Yeah, well some of the roads do go on almost forever. Canada is big, the gas stations can be far apart.
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  18. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus Super Supporter

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    Have been to Inuvik in 2009 and Prudhoe in 10, I see the advantages of a sidecar for that type of remote travel as I near 70 . Picking up a bike when you are alone is more challenging as you age, and at 6'4" tall old age and cramped ergonomics are harder to deal with.
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  19. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    I feel your pain...
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  20. Patience

    Patience Adventurer

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    I'd love to hear from those who have, or are planning to take this trip on the topic of water

    From all the provincial BC camping adventures the wife & I have done 2UP the greatest difficulty in estimating has been water supply calculation

    I'd never felt so defeated as when I've taken things out of the {safe & conservative set-up}(then stashed this or that in the thicket) to allow for the 8 liters{2 gallons} of water that we're going to need visiting a mountain top for an overnighter that doesn't have any water source nearby..

    16 pounds & the space it takes has been a thorn in my side a few times.. now I almost try to exclusively pick layover destinations that have an acceptable water source these days..

    The road to Tuk is soo long that if you have some mechanical issues one would want "some water" with them

    But how much..?

    What is too much..?

    What is foolish..?

    (We have been soo deep in the woods with a flat that if I couldn't have fixed it., We didn't really have enough food for the walk out.. but there was acceptable water everywhere around us in the area, so we would have been ok..){3 plugs side by side by side did the trick on the tire)

    Anyways, I think the water topic is a fair question that I haven't been able to answer for myself as of yet..
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