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Old 02-20-2014, 09:56 PM   #226
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Fantastic photos!...can't wait to see all this in person come June!

June is nice with the long days, almost 24hrs...never really gets dark! If you want to see wildlife along the Dempster, ride after midnight...I saw 3 grizzlies, a wolf, moose and a ton of other wildlife. I didn't see too much during the day hours.

Fantastic ride, better scenery than the Dalton...IMO!
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:17 AM   #227
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That's about the time of day they like to jump in front of you!

I did find myself staying up fairly late a lot, enjoying the quality of the light.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:34 AM   #228
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There was much to do in Dawson, but my time here was short.

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I could drink,

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I could die,

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Or I could find God.

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:44 PM   #229
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The Sour Toe Cocktail.

Well, it was still hot out, and things got a little weird, as they do. The pictures can do the talking here!













This went down easy, unlike the club sandwich I ordered! I was lucky to be about 5th in line for the shot. It was a Monday, but the bar soon filled right up, and the line for toe shots grew long! Dawson throws a real good shindig!



And with that, I received my Sourtoe Cocktail Club Certificate and membership card! If you have ever heard the spiel, you will know that I am capable of almost anything!

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:42 PM   #230
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I wasn't financially capable of renting a room in Dawson however, and had no desire for any more drinks, so I headed south, having filled all my needs in Dawson. I would have loved to stay longer.

I saw this guy on the way in with a sausage roll in his jowls....Hard life!

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It was feeling rather electric out, that and smoke filled air seem to be the theme of the night. I found a nice little spot on a creek to camp out, and went to bed, just as the warm rains came in. Mosquito city!!! I was pretty good at keeping the bugs out of my tent by this point, and it was nice to have some real darkness. I slept well that night.

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Old 04-16-2014, 08:50 AM   #231
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Day 13

It rained a bit that night, but was dry and warm by morning. Time to start heading home....

Rush hour in the Yukon.



A ways down the road, I had a pricy, but extremely tasty roast beef sandwich and soup at the Moose Creek Lodge.




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Old 04-16-2014, 09:21 AM   #232
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I stopped for a while on the Yukon River. The water was warm enough to take a bath in, so I did!



Finally a good fishing opportunity! And not a word of a lie, the very first cast, I caught a pike!



Lucky for the fish, lunch was already eaten..



There were a lot of old cans strewn about! You'd figure by now, someone would have picked out the good ones! I took the Pepsi on the right, I don't think the others would have survived..



And with the ominous weather, I hit the road again.

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Old 04-16-2014, 12:00 PM   #233
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No need to lie about catching a pike on the first cast, last June all through the NWT's this happened to me almost daily! Caught an over 10lb pike from an inmates boat on the Mackenzie near Fort Simpson. Lots of Pike but also caught Dolley Varden and Arctic Grayling.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #234
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Great RR. Looking forward to the rest of it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:06 PM   #235
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Awesome!!

I'm headed that way in about six weeks.
Hope my trip is as awesome as yours!
Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:54 PM   #236
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I managed to miss the storm, and made it just south of Whitehorse.









I had a nap at Little Fox Lake. Apparently, there was a mass sighting of a giant UFO here some years ago. 30 people between here, Pelly, and Carmacks saw something that really spooked them.....





I headed south after a rest, and saw much carnage... Was it aliens???





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Whitehorse felt really busy when I got there. Wow, first city in a while! I did not waste my time there. It was getting dark, and I needed to find another camp. I found a spot by a lake, and set up camp in the dark. I'm losing daylight fast heading south!
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:11 PM   #237
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Day 14

Woke up at first light, had porridge and coffee for breakfast, and hit the road. I then had a second breakfast in Teslin. I was burning a ton of energy with the kind of days I was putting in.



Full steam ahead! Only 200 kms between stations from now on! And then I accidentally ran my tank dry just north of Dease Lake.....Whoops! Got a bit over-enthusiastic! Oh well, no problem!

I had a jerry can left, and I hit empty beside a pull-off..

Oh.........Problem.....

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