The adventures of Augie and Opa

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by augiedog, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. The Opa

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    We are in Watson Lake Provincincial Park tonight. Lots of skeeters. Get a Thermacell. Have enough phone to do this, but not sure how long.

    We will go our own ways tomorrow, Moe is headed north, and I'm turning south.

    It started raining last night about as soon as we got set up, had no signals anyway. Rained all night, we broke camp in the rain and rode the first 50 miles in it(45*) to Dease Lake where we got gas and food and dried out. Although we did not really know it yet, that was the end of the constant rain though we did ride through some small but heavy areas of rain.



    I had left the camera and the phone in the trunk against the rain even after Dease Lake. After the first stop north of Dease Lake. somewhere







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    Not sure but probably Dease Lake or Dease River




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  2. The Opa

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    Moe keeps telling me we have seen things he has never in his several earlier trips. Like sun on the Cassiar. Many riders tell us they have seen one or two bears, we have seen probably a dozen or better, but most are too suddenly come upon for photos.



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    This place is Sooooo Big..........






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    A private property gate at a stop we made







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    At that stop, evidence of a GS 1200 mishap. That is a possum scraper (mud flap) off a BMW GS 1200






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    There was also a Cassiar gold rush.






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  3. The Opa

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    On above Jade City





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  4. The Opa

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    Getting close to the end of the day







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    The license plate/sign forest in Watson Lake







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    Place is a jungle of signs from around the world







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    And that was by no means anywhere near all of them!








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  5. The Opa

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    Light is different here. Not bad light but different. It is 9:10 PM now. Looks like 7-8 PM when I left home. Guess there is something to that midnight sun stuff! While scrolling through the GPS info earlier today I noted that sundown today is 10:49 PM.


    Augie, hope and am sure you are improving daily. Maybe you could share a couple of those awesome shots you got in earlier visits up this way.


    Time to start saving battery.




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  6. The Oma

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    Talked to Augie yesterday, he sounded like he's mending well. Got stitches out and feels better from that. Hopefully he and Flasher can come down for dinner on Friday with us and Mom.
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  7. The Opa

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    Moe beat me out this morning. Soon as he left it started raining. Another rubber pants day after breakfast
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  8. The Oma

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    Ride safe. See stuff. Take pictures. Have fun!
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    Shady Pass David Been here awhile Supporter

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  10. The Opa

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    Looks better than I85 in SC
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  11. The Opa

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    Camp at Watson Lake Provincial Park, last night Moe and I rode.





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    It was raining when I got going, so not too many pictures.







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    Have seen quite a bit of sign of fires









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    Liard River





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    Sitting on a stretch of the old Alaska Highway with the new to the left









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    That's it for yesterday's ride. Camped with another inmate at Liard River Hot Springs and enjoyed the hot tub like pool. Didn't take the camera on the hike to the hot springs, so no proof.











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  12. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    here are a few pictures from my 1st trip to Alaska in the late 90's. phone pictures 539.JPG phone pictures 528.JPG phone pictures 537.JPG
  13. augiedog

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    Opa wanted me to post up a few pictures so here are a few from several of our rides over the last few years together. Drove a 1000 miles to eat a couple of these. phone pictures 047.jpg Rode here to have breakfast sittin on the corner in Tombstone Arizona phone pictures 322.jpg
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  15. The Opa

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    Camp shared with Cal (thanks Cal!) at Liard Hot Springs




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    Cal is from Calgary (of course) and usually rides a wee-strom. He just wanted to ride this Kaw 250 to Inuvik...... Said he thinks he will sell it after the ride. Told me he mostly stays on the Mexico thread.







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    Cal at breakfast. I may have gotten my tent down first, but he beat me onto the road






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    May not have much commentary on these. They are from Liard Hot Springs to Sikanni River.








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  17. The Opa

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    Herd of Woods Bison






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  18. The Opa

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    Some views of Muncho Lake on the Alaska Highway. Muncho means 'big' in the native language. Sign said it is the biggest natural lake in the Northern Rockies.






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    From a little farther down the road






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    The aqua coloring is from minerals in the glacial water






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  19. The Opa

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    You see a lot of this through here. Saw a sign that said when heavy rains hit, there is nothing in the way of trees and vegetation to slow the rush downward





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  20. The Oma

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