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Old 10-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #31
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I heard about 5 miles north of cold foot , there's was a camping place. Will read milepost for info
There are many more spots, much further north. Basically you want to get south of Ice Cut.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #32
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If you are looking for Trees to throw a tarp up in for rain shelter, or firewood, you have to be south of the Chandalar Shelf just north of Wiseman. If shelter from wind and rain are not an issue, and plan on cold camping (no fire), then anywhere south of Franklin Bluffs that you can getoff the road, out of the Pipeline rightaway and fairly level and dry for your tent will work. This means parking the bike in the ditch and walking out into the tundra as there are very few (as in less than you can count on 1 hand) pullouts and side roads to leave the road on. KHud is right, if you are looking for a nice KOA approved campground w/ firerings and picnic tables your in the wrong galaxy... thats a road far, far away... As stated many times in this section, best to plan on camping around Coldfoot/Wiseman, then make a day run to Deadhorse and back to your camp.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #33
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if you are looking for a nice KOA approved campground w/ firerings and picnic tables your in the wrong galaxy... thats a road far, far away... As stated many times in this section, best to plan on camping around Coldfoot/Wiseman, then make a day run to Deadhorse and back to your camp.
This is what I did this year. Camped at BLM Marion Creek Campground near Coldfoot, which does have picnic tables and fire rings (and free chopped firewood, by the way), and I did the run up to Deadhorse and back in the same day and camped there again. The ability to do this depends on the weather and road condition of course (I lucked out on both) but coming back over Atigun Pass in the beautiful late evening light was the best part of that ride.

It's cool to say you went all the way and all but Deadhorse is no place you want to hang around in. Unless you like spending $200 to sleep in a Conex in the middle of an industrial park. If I do the Dalton again, I will turn around at about pump 3.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:03 PM   #34
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #35
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I camped at Coldfoot for free except for the cost of a nice meal and beer

Did the Deadhorse run in one day, 5 hours up, 2 hours for a poke around and 5 hours back

That saved the 170$ room cost and the arctic sea tours only run at 8am and 5pm but who needs to see water. Lol


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