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Old 07-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by Icy Roads View Post
A group of us did the ride to Inuvik in early June. We had to wait for the Peel River ferry to be launched so we could make the run for Inuvik. The first half of the road Dawson to Eagle Plains has a 30 Kilometer section (around 250-300 K markers) that when wet was really greasy and I mean nasty, black & evil. I was running TKC80s and the others were on Dunlop 606s even with these tires the road had sections that were butt clenching-ly terrifying. We passed 2 fellow adventure riders on the way in, when they made Eagle Plains they'd had enough and next morning they turned around. They were running 50/50 tires and frankly they suck when the Dempster is wet.

If you somehow have good weather the whole way you can do the whole Dempster Highway in 9-10 hours we did on the way out.

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Originally Posted by Icy Roads View Post
This link will give you current highway conditions for NWT.
http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages...onditions.aspx

Yukon Dempster Highway Washout area has re-opened to public traffic as of 9:15 pm July 12, 2013. Peel River ferry is still closed due to high water and floating debris.

The NWT Dempster Highway No. 8 is open and in fair driving condition. Loose gravel, pot holes and rough sections will be encountered throughout.

Please watch for highway reconstruction activities between km 37 and km 63 near Midway Lake to Peel River area of the highway.

For an update on Yukon Dempster Highway (No. 5) road conditions, please call toll free at 1-877 456 7623.

Please use caution and watch for equipment working on all roads. Remember to use your headlights and seatbelts at all times. Drive carefully and have a safe trip.
Good to know Icy Roads, I hope the road is dry tomorrow.

Jeff
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