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Sheps3 05-24-2013 01:52 PM

Prudoe and Dempster in Aug
Headed to Prudoe and Inuvik in August from Charleston,SC. Any weather reports for that time frame?

AndrewT 05-27-2013 05:55 AM

Hot, cold, dry, and wet. Inuvik had 90s in mid-June this past year. Little to no darkness in the forecast however. Enjoy!

Oldone 05-27-2013 04:36 PM

Good luck!
I always enjoy the Alaska RR's and I wish you luck on your trip with good weather added in. We have two of our kids that live in Anchorage so it's always fun to follow along on these kinds of trips.

Stay safe,

Gary "Oldone" :gerg

Grampa’s Lake Superior Ride
Grampa’s National Monument Ride

willys 05-27-2013 05:03 PM

What bike and more importantly what tires? For the Dempster that is. If wet it can get interesting. Just saying.:deal

Simmesim 05-29-2013 03:02 AM

funny you cann't find the forecast for the upcoming weather in August it's just 3 months away. But maybe I will see you on the road. We will be there end of july

marbee40 05-29-2013 09:40 AM

The weather can change hourly on the Dempster. When it turns to rain, you'd better have knobbies. Either way its a spectacular ride !

nuttynu 05-29-2013 10:25 AM

Last year when I rode the dalton , only up till Coldfoot. The only time it rain was in the morning ONLY on the paved section .but weird, once I hit the dirt. It was either dry or a bit sluggish only. But I. The way back to Fairbanks around evening, I was nice and sunny.

This was the last week of August 2012. Don't let the Dalton scare you. It's not...that bad.

AKtracks 05-29-2013 10:54 AM

Asking for a weather forecast at high latitudes, much more than 24 hours in advance (and very often on even shorter time scales) is futile due to the rapidly changing weather patterns in those areas of the globe. As previously eluded to you should plan for the temperature to be between 30F and 90F with rain, sleet, snow, overcast, and severe sun.

bush pilot 05-29-2013 09:17 PM

You gotta be prepared for just about anything, the average summer temp in Barrow is 36F.
I heard in Anchorage they just got 6 inches of snow May 17.

The interior will be hot and dry and chances hitting smoke from fires is likely as well.

Sheps3 06-05-2013 04:10 PM

Thanks for the replies. Riding GSA with scouts for tread. Former Alaskan but have not passed the Brooks Range during that time or up to Inuvik. I am planning on lots of liquid sunshine though!

eddie98 06-06-2013 07:40 AM

Hey Sheps3, I'm leaving with a friend in Aug also from Atl to go up there. He's a crazy guy and doing in on a GSXR, I will be on a Vstrom.

Stkmkt1 06-06-2013 07:47 AM

I'm headed up to Deadhorse myself, arriving on July 8th. Have a fun, safe trip. And pictures would be great too.

nuttynu 06-06-2013 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by eddie98 (Post 21580890)
Hey Sheps3, I'm leaving with a friend in Aug also from Atl to go up there. He's a crazy guy and doing in on a GSXR, I will be on a Vstrom.

Pics of his gsxr

eddie98 06-06-2013 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by nuttynu (Post 21581283)
Pics of his gsxr

doing some local dirt roads in GA

Here is is in Baja

nuttynu 06-06-2013 06:40 PM

Nice !

Is he on this forum. Would like to see how he have his saddle bags hooked up

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