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Old 12-07-2011, 08:03 AM   #31
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Thanks for all the info and for getting me to the link for Dust to Dawson, I didn't know what it was until I just read the story of Ca$h and Jim
Now I found the link for the 2012 event and my head is already working
Yeah, looks to be a good time. Really would like to go in 2012, but it does not look like timing is going to match up

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I did Crater Lake last year, amazing place and we went all around the crater in July, amazing cobalt blue water, check my photos. If you just want to see photos of the trip you can go here: http://goo.gl/LD2kp
Excellent pictures, really want to go there.

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I didn't do Glacier last year but plan on doing it on the way back from Alaska.
What is the 66.333 deg Lat? is that the artic circle and is it marked that way?
About the only caveat to doing Glacier National Park is that I could see it be really slow getting through the park. Sorta luckily I went through about an hour or so before sunset, so the number of people where down.

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I have a ride planned from N Texas to Deadhorse leaving in July 2012. I am not gonna be in a hurry though. I will be on a big road bike (Suzuki Intruder 1500 with a sidecar). I plan on running auto tires on it too since I wont be leaning into the corners. I am in the Greenville area, I see you say just N Texas, what are you close to? I also have a 2006 CBR 600 F4i that I am kinda converting to a dual sport, it was rolled in a ball with 1,900 miles on it. I work on it when the inspiration hits.....
Very cool. Have a great ride!

I am over in Allen. Funny, I have seen a Verysys or 2 that have been setup for dual purpose'ish riding. That would have been a pretty cool option instead of the KLR. But I've fallen for the Tiger 800XC, in a few years I will likely look at getting one of those.

Yeah, when life settles down in 10 or 15 years, I will hopefully be able to book of 3 to 4 weeks and head off. But until then, 18 contiguous days off is the best I can hope for. So if I want to see a good chunk of both the haul roads, and make it interesting going through the lower 48, can't waste anytime.

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I really enjoyed your ride report. That must have been some trip. Congrats.
I was a great ride and thanks. I am still not half the rider as many of the folks on this great site.

I encourage anyone who listens that if you have the wandering spirit, at all, hop in a car, on a bike, what ever your mode a transportation of choice and go.

There is a lot of great scenery and people in North America.

ride safe.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:56 PM   #32
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Thumb Thanks for the photos

Well, yeah, the write up was good, but the photos ...
You had some absolutely wonderful pix. Some true gems were in your galleries. The full moon, the trains, particularly at sunset, all the bridges, and the landscapes with clouds. Spectacular scenery. What kind of camera did you use?
And are you planning your return trip yet?
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:36 PM   #33
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Well, yeah, the write up was good, but the photos ...
You had some absolutely wonderful pix. Some true gems were in your galleries. The full moon, the trains, particularly at sunset, all the bridges, and the landscapes with clouds. Spectacular scenery. What kind of camera did you use?
And are you planning your return trip yet?
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Thank you!

I have a Cannon 50D, with many of the pictures taken by a EF-S 10-22mm.

I would like to head back up there this up coming summer. With better, less populated routes to and from the haul roads. Utah and western Colorado are in the plans.

If you have not been up there, and have the traveling spirit, I highly recommend it!

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #34
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Ok, you answered the question I had about what camera you used (GREAT photos!), but tell me what a Haul road is, please?
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Ok, you answered the question I had about what camera you used (GREAT photos!), but tell me what a Haul road is, please?
The "Haul Road" is what HWY 11, from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay is called.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalton_Highway

Interesting road, Ice Road truckers features this road a fair bit.

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