ADVrider

ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/index.php)
-   Alaska (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68)
-   -   Cordova - Valdez, the old road. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967380)

crashmaster 04-04-2014 02:24 PM

Cordova - Chitna: possible on a bike?
 
Anyone know if this old road/RR grade is at all passable, or impossible? Would I need a raft, a winch, and a chain saw? :lol3 Was thinking of giving it a shot on the WR this summer if its even feasible, but its probably not I'm guessing.

Andrewmc 04-04-2014 02:58 PM

No bridge over a very, very large river in a couple of places. Might be almost doable with an actual dirt bike and some raft building skills, but would not be even close to easy, if even possible. Bring a Spot tracker.

Tom S 04-04-2014 06:03 PM

This subject has come up a couple times before.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680971

crashmaster 04-04-2014 07:12 PM

Thanks for the link. Last summer would have been the time to try it for sure. Sounds like it could be multi-summer, miserable and fun adventure. Would for sure involve lots of logistics, gear/fuel caches.

I've got an idea for a minimalist raft that would float a person and a dirt bike, but its a little sketchy and I haven't tried it out yet. :lol3

I'll try to borrow and airplane and fly it and see if its even possible.

ThatGuy 04-04-2014 09:55 PM

This summer is supposedly going to be dry and hot.

crashmaster 04-05-2014 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThatGuy (Post 23860604)
This summer is supposedly going to be dry and hot.

That means that it will start raining next week and won't stop until it turns to snow in October. :rofl

ThatGuy 04-05-2014 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crashmaster (Post 23862942)
That means that it will start raining next week and won't stop until it turns to snow in October. :rofl

Wait you forgot snow in July!

Full Power 04-05-2014 11:35 AM

easier passage in winter.

beamertwin 04-06-2014 12:54 PM

this may help
 
This rig may help you complete the trip

http://www.military.com/video/off-du...3431830133001/

crashmaster 04-06-2014 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beamertwin (Post 23870604)
This rig may help you complete the trip

http://www.military.com/video/off-du...3431830133001/


That has to be about the coolest bike I have ever seen. Do they sell them at TMS? :lol3

tiny-wheel-200 04-06-2014 11:29 PM

I understand its choked with alder and impassible, but i dont know that firsthand.

Cliff h 04-10-2014 07:23 AM

As TinyWheel stated, the trail is choked with alders and impassable after awhile. I do have firsthand knowledge of this from 2 or 3 seasons ago. Pics from along the trail:

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...5/HPIM1577.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...5/HPIM1578.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...5/HPIM1587.jpg

crashmaster 04-11-2014 08:44 AM

Thanks for the pics. Looks like fun, well until you get to a 10 mile long stretch of alders of course. :lol3

Tim McKittrick 04-11-2014 10:55 AM

From the Cordova side you can not even get to the Million Dollar bridge anymore. The road was washed out a few summers ago and DOT evidently has no plans to repair it.

When you could get to the bridge you could only get about a half mile past it before you were confronted with a raging water crossing- one that I would be hesitant to cross with a good skiff.

crashmaster 04-11-2014 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tim McKittrick (Post 23910782)
a raging water crossing- one that I would be hesitant to cross with a good skiff.

What about a home made pack raft? :rofl


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014