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Old 04-04-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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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? Was thinking of giving it a shot on the WR this summer if its even feasible, but its probably not I'm guessing.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:03 PM   #3
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This subject has come up a couple times before.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680971
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:12 PM   #4
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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.

I'll try to borrow and airplane and fly it and see if its even possible.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:55 PM   #5
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This summer is supposedly going to be dry and hot.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:32 AM   #6
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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.
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That means that it will start raining next week and won't stop until it turns to snow in October.
Wait you forgot snow in July!
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:35 AM   #8
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easier passage in winter.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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this may help

This rig may help you complete the trip

http://www.military.com/video/off-du...3431830133001/
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:41 PM   #10
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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?
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:29 PM   #11
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I understand its choked with alder and impassible, but i dont know that firsthand.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:23 AM   #12
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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:



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Old 04-11-2014, 08:44 AM   #13
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Thanks for the pics. Looks like fun, well until you get to a 10 mile long stretch of alders of course.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:55 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:48 PM   #15
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a raging water crossing- one that I would be hesitant to cross with a good skiff.
What about a home made pack raft?
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