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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Source to Sea

So one morning about a month ago I got woken up and told to pack for a four day raft trip. The guy who was going to run it was an older guide taking some time off from his job at Alaskan Airlines,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks! I'll be trusting my instincts like none...

Thanks! I'll be trusting my instincts like none other, but I'll also be remembering how many people have had a great time and been shown great hospitality. I'll also be hitting rosetta stone hard...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Figured I would throw up a few photos from where...

Figured I would throw up a few photos from where I've been the last few weeks. 16 days from Nizina lake to the Chitina river, then the Copper river to Cordova. The Chugach mountains of Alaska are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 26,478
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
brap

brap
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Mark, Jeff, Thanks for the offers and...

Mark, Jeff,
Thanks for the offers and reminding me of my favorite place in Truckee. I'll definitely stop in for a few days to catch up with folks and share some stories.

I never really did...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Found a quick bit of service here in chitina, AK....

Found a quick bit of service here in chitina, AK. One of our long term guides got sick and had to pull out of a raft trip, so I got woken up early one morning and told to pack my bags for a 200 mile,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Things are happening fast out here. I'm two...

Things are happening fast out here. I'm two months into the season and feels like the September finish is coming up real quick. We don't really get a lot of days off, which is fine by me as long as I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks! And thanks for following along.

Thanks! And thanks for following along.
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
The Fool's Progress: Onwards-Upwards-Global on a 650gs

A few more photos from a local climb here yesterday. Too much to do here to sit around on your days off, so I went and climbed fireweed mountain. It's the closest peak to my tarp and it's been...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I shot this video on a raft trip the other day....

I shot this video on a raft trip the other day. Icebergs be moving around up here.

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100072086" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I sure hope so! If nothing else it should fund...

I sure hope so! If nothing else it should fund six months of riding every year in the off season. I'd love to hit the road for a few years straight, but I'm definitely not in a financial place to do...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I keep meeting fellow travelers on bikes here in...

I keep meeting fellow travelers on bikes here in McCarthy. Even saw a 650gs parked along the trail out to the glacier I walk for work. It's pretty rad being a small town where 4th of July just means...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,202
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
It's not a bad place to be! When you riding...

It's not a bad place to be! When you riding through SA? I'm leaving for a here to there end of September. Cheers.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
So part of my job up here involves guiding some...

So part of my job up here involves guiding some whitewater. I don't mind getting paid a bit to fly out on bush planes and row through spots like the Nizina river:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks guys! I'll keep them coming along.

Thanks guys! I'll keep them coming along.
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
So my riding is over-ish for the next few months...

So my riding is over-ish for the next few months while I'm holed up in McCarthy in the Kennicott valley.
I climbed a local peak the other day and took a panorama of the glacial valleys that I've...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Scary stuff... I hope I can chalk that up to a...

Scary stuff...
I hope I can chalk that up to a 1 in a million kind of deal.

I hope.
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
My last night before having to head out to the...

My last night before having to head out to the Wrangells I decided to try out the Sewart highway through the Chugach Mountains area and the inlet. I rode into Anchorage for the first time under a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Well so far I've really had no issue with it. If...

Well so far I've really had no issue with it. If I was more worried I could always just take the one box with food off the bike and put it somewhere where there would be no collateral damage if a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I know it might sound crazy but you really don't...

I know it might sound crazy but you really don't have to worry about the bears too much, even up here. I'll shoot out some advice from limited time chasing them around Yosemite and riding through...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Cougars, not so much. I think I've seen one once...

Cougars, not so much. I think I've seen one once in my life. I do carry my big bottle of bear mace for whatever might come rustling along but I figure people have been doing this sort of thing for a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Alright, time to catch up. Where the hell was...

Alright, time to catch up. Where the hell was I...

I peaced on out from Fairbanks not really sure what would be worth heading towards for my last few days on the road (until Fall). Anchorage...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I almost bought some heated gear in Seattle but...

I almost bought some heated gear in Seattle but plowed on through Vancouver on a sunny day and didn't think about it until it was too late :rofl

It helped I was packed for winter climbing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Thanks for the words. The bears aren't actually...

Thanks for the words. The bears aren't actually too bad up here, and down in the lower 48 it's definitely just annoying black bears that are usually chased off like dogs with no problem. Up here in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
The bugs are getting to be pretty solid out here...

The bugs are getting to be pretty solid out here in McCarthy right now. The locals say it will get worse here until the 3rd week of July die off. I'm slowly learning to ignore them. At least they...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Hey all, thanks for the nice words and sorry I...

Hey all, thanks for the nice words and sorry I haven't updated this whole thing in a bit. I got to my summer job in McCarthy, AK and have been training nonstop the last few weeks as well as getting...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,533
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I'll be following guy! Great to see someone...

I'll be following guy!

Great to see someone local on both spots getting out there- I grew up in East Bay down the road from you, worked in Tahoe the last few years. Like your gear setup you got....
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I spent a few days on the Stampede Trail with...

I spent a few days on the Stampede Trail with thoughts of getting out to Bus 142.
There was a little too much water in the area to make it happen, but I got 20 miles of some entertaining ATV trails...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 881,196
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
They're the 9" width Tetons. I've been liking...

They're the 9" width Tetons. I've been liking them pretty well so far and haven't had any issues with them. It's nice that their lockable, I can't quite commit to soft bags yet unless I'm going to be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 881,196
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I've been using my aerostitch compressor all over...

I've been using my aerostitch compressor all over the show. Works like a dream and has no problem getting a tube to 55-60psi to seat a bead even. Can't recommend it enough.

I also have one large...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Time to head South.

I woke up at my pretty awesome Coldfoot campsite for the second morning in a row, this time to very cold sun and blue skies. It was weird because there were no mosquitos I could see anywhere. I toyed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
:rofl Wait :rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl

Wait

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Glad to have you along! Keep on enjoying that...

Glad to have you along! Keep on enjoying that great riding out there.
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I woke up the next morning to the sound of rain...

I woke up the next morning to the sound of rain on my tent and endless clouds over Coldfoot and the surrounding mountains. I figured my biggest issue would be a muddy track that would kill my speed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
No kidding! Hope they didn't look at you funny...

No kidding! Hope they didn't look at you funny when they saw the front end of what you were trading in. I should be coming through your way in November on the way to the border, I'll let you know.
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,988,758
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Good luck guy. Feel free to end the...

Good luck guy.

Feel free to end the cliffhanger anytime :evil
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Gangplank! Thanks again for all the tech info...

Gangplank!
Thanks again for all the tech info you sent me on the bike. Seems like your Dakar is working out pretty well?
I'm planning on cranking out the fork swap this October before I head down...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I hear it was quite a different place back in...

I hear it was quite a different place back in those days :lol3

It was still a blast to work there. Thanks for following.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6,800
Views: 881,196
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
Wayne's tail light mount instructions are right...

Wayne's tail light mount instructions are right on, and you can use the touratech bracket to hold just the plate after cutting it off that POS stock brace. Just FYI.

Thanks again Wayne.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,637
Posted By Hunter-Douglas
I almost got to Deadhorse

After prepping the bike and finishing up my class, I was ready to give the Dalton Highway a go. I gauged my fuel carry needs at an extra two gallons to make the 240 miles from Coldfoot to Deadhorse...
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