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Old 01-01-2015, 10:56 AM   #1
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D2D 2015 General Info and Comment Thread

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Dust 2 Dawson 2015.


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Old 01-02-2015, 12:46 AM   #2
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:08 AM   #3
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To anyone on the fence about this... If you have the time this is a MUST DO!

It took me 12 days from SW FL (not a straight route) to Dawson City. What a great bunch of folks there! I wish I could afford the trip again this year I'd be off to D2D again!
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:37 AM   #4
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Not sure if there is a "straight route"
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:25 AM   #5
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Not much in to camping at my age but will be in AK June 3 - .... Any possibility of a motel/room. My old bones has issues after a night on a cold hard ground. May be the last time I get this far north so I'd like to be a part but would have to bring a pharmacy if sleeping on the ground. I guess I could check the web for Dawson Creek accommodations.... duh which way did they go .....

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Old 01-03-2015, 11:47 AM   #6
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Careful, Boz. Dawson City and Dawson Creek are two very different places. There certainly are hotel rooms in Dawson City if that's what you want. But get one early. They get scarce.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:33 PM   #7
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Not sure if there is a "straight route"
Well, the straightER route is also flat from FL to Grande Prarie! and gets you to Dawson City in ~4500mi.

My not so straight route took me to Taos, NM then Telluride, CO before heading N and took me about 5700mi.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:38 PM   #8
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Careful, Boz. Dawson City and Dawson Creek are two very different places. There certainly are hotel rooms in Dawson City if that's what you want. But get one early. They get scarce.
Very different places, very different vibes, and about 1200mi apart! The land is big up there!
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:46 PM   #9
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Beds in Dawson

The Triple J hotel is the host hotel for D2D 2015. It is also the center of all activity during the event.

Best of all if you mention your attending D2D you get a break on the room rate.

Quite a few other hotels in Dawson. A google search will help find what you need at a price you like.
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:58 PM   #10
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Careful, Boz. Dawson City and Dawson Creek are two very different places. There certainly are hotel rooms in Dawson City if that's what you want. But get one early. They get scarce.
Thanks... I caught that and sent a reservation request the the Triple J Hotel of the event in Dawson YT .... no response yet ... If I have to, I'll rough it in a tent... This just seems like a great group to have fun with.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:37 AM   #11
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Thanks... I caught that and sent a reservation request the the Triple J Hotel of the event in Dawson YT .... no response yet
The 7 day forecast has the temps in Dawson City, YT hovering between -30 and -40. The whole place slows way down in the winter and I've always gotten the impression that the Triple J mgmt and most of the others get the hell out of there for as much of the winter as they can. They seem to saunter back and press the voicemail button a month or two before their thaw.

The Dick would know better.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:31 AM   #12
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The reason we are who we are is that we don't wear panty hose and a little -40 is good for the mind and the soul. It is the -60 chit that gets your attention. Our F1 race course is set up on the river and we should be racing next weekend. -40 is a little too cool for that, for the cars not for the drivers. The Triple J generally has someone in for a few hours during the week to take messages and check emails for reservations. Last year was their first D2D experience and now they are experienced, ha, get it, many won't, comes with age.
The wood stove in Canadian HQ is freshly stoked this morning and we have a day of football and oh yes, we still have a hockey team to watch and cheer for!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:46 AM   #13
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I actually miss the -40s and colder temperatures of the great white north. I remember riding to Dawson on a SnoGo as a Trail Groomer for the Quest. The Yukon was all jumble ice that year, it was around -30 and it was a great relief to get to Dawson and a room in the once famous Downtown Hotel. I wish I had known about the comforts of The Dick's wood stove and soothing essence of the distiller's art.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:35 AM   #14
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The heat is always on and the door is always open, the pleasures stocked and it always pleases me to to have the honour of being able to be host to people such as your self and of course the wonder spousal unit!
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:52 PM   #15
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The heat is always on and the door is always open, the pleasures stocked and it always pleases me to to have the honour of being able to be host to people such as your self and of course the wonder spousal unit!
WOW...HE NEVER SAID THAT TO ME KEV.
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