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Old 10-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #3586
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I guess the other option

would be to break open the jiffy pop. But why risk pissing off our only corporate sponsor?

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Old 10-17-2010, 12:37 PM   #3587
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The scenery was

largely the same as on the way up. I guess we got to see some that we missed when the rain was pelting our goggles the day before,



I don't usually like backtracking...



Maybe it's just a guy thing, but if I miss a turn, I'm more inclined to push forward and try to get back on track rather than turn around and retreat.



Not a whole lot of options out here for that, though.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:38 PM   #3588
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I think we

just rolled right onto the MacKenzie river ferry this time,



No wait at all .

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Old 10-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #3589
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Clearing skies

dusty roads. The problem with the ferry, is that it bunches up any traffic and you end up riding in and/or creating dust clouds.



There was some roadside interpretive sign thing that we had blown by on the way up, and we decided to let some traffic pass by stopping for a break.

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Old 10-17-2010, 12:49 PM   #3590
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Rolling again

it was really starting to turn into a banner day weatherwise.



There was some road work at the first Emergency Airstrip,



...some ruts and mud, but nothing too bad.



it was good riding.

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Old 10-17-2010, 12:52 PM   #3591
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Climbing into the Richardson

range, it started to cloud up again,



but nothing like the day before.



As we flew through the canyon pass,








(totally lied about capuccino and hot chocolate)

you could see the clouds parting on the other side.



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Old 10-17-2010, 01:03 PM   #3592
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Some sights we missed

on the way up... A Canadian work camp for political prisoners. What the Canadian government refers to as "re-education"



Sheesh. Guantanamo of the north, I guess.

We also noted this fence:



and although we couldn't get an official explanation,



I have my theory...



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Old 10-17-2010, 01:21 PM   #3593
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I do believe that is a snow fence, so the snow will drift near the fence and not over the road.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:23 PM   #3594
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I do believe that is a snow fence, so the snow will drift near the fence and not over the road.
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Well, I didn't see any snow, so that supports your theory.

But I didn't see any Mexicans either.



Just sayin.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:40 PM   #3595
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Well, I didn't see any snow, so that supports your theory.

But I didn't see any Mexicans either.



Just sayin.
that would be when there is snow, it does snow up there doesn't it?
no mexicans? I thought they were everywhere!
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:46 PM   #3596
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I do believe that is a snow fence, so the snow will drift near the fence and not over the road.
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Yep, snow fencing. Really does cut down on the roads getting drifted over.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:05 PM   #3597
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Yes they are snow fences

Although they don't actually keep snow off the road completely, they make the difference in whether they are grading a foot of snow off the road after a storm, or digging 10 feet of snow off the road after a storm.

As far as mexicans go, we have a variety called snow mexicans. They run casinos on their reseves and have their own laws.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:10 PM   #3598
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Wright pass



Crossing back into Yukon Territory, this time, with visibility.





We got some edjucation (click image for a huge and readable version):



Note the fine print above: "The Richardsons, formed about 100 million years ago, are part of a series of north-south ranges that reach as far a MEXICO" HA!
(it actually says "as far a Mexico" not "as far AS Mexico". That's Canadian dialect. We had to look it up.



And tell me every child doesn't dream of one day visiting Beringia?

It just rolls off the lips.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:51 PM   #3599
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Bearberries

Right at the border, there were some people picking bearberries. At least we assumed they were bearberries, 'cause that's what the sign said was growing there.





I'm no expert, but if I had to guess, they looked like Canadians.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:39 AM   #3600
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Southbound again

"Southbound again I don't know if I'm going or leaving home
Boy got to be moving
Seems like the boy is bound to roam"
-Dire Straits









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