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05-24-2010, 11:59 PM
Who is John Galt?
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Woodinville, WA Whine Country
Day 7 The rest of the Dempster and back
517 miles of gravel and way too much beer.
Start this morning from Eagle Plains Hotel. This place is like the Moon Station. It's 200 miles up the road and it's 120 from the next town. It sits on top a ridge with unbelievable views in all directions. They have a good restraunt and bar. Fuel and a huge maintenance shed, then when the roll up doors are open has to be the most scenic place a mechanic can work. They truck in all their water from a stream about 30 miles away. They have their own sewage treatment plant. A room was $140 a night. An excellent burger was $15. Considering everything is trucked in from the other side of the world. It's resonable
Slow WiFi but so does everybody else.
Howling winds out here. 30-40 kts.
The wind sock along the road at one of the Emergency runways
It's so windy out here that the Porta-Potties are tied down.
Still blowing 30+ kts cross wind. The road is in pretty good condition...but occasionally the surface becomes deep golf ball sized rocks. When you hit these areas with the cross winds hang on and slow down as smoothly as possible. You will get pushed off the road quickly. Right Eddie?
I saw 3 vehicles in 520 miles. 1 was an RV that had a flat tire and was hauling the occupants of car 2 which had 2 flat tires and was disabled. Vehicle 3 in this picture was the tire repair truck. That was it all day.
The end of the road. The Peel River ferry is in the water but wont be running for a few more days.
Midway Lake, currently a ghost town
Lunch and a pot of Starbucks
Weather station on Oglivie Ridge
Cariboo skin. I guess they shed their skin like snakes?
There are 3 sheep in the picture
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