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Maybe I'll come hold ya hand and bring my surf board? equipped with oxygen and flotation devices of course. :yes:
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i definitely would like to hit that place up at least once in my life, I'll keep the memo on it, nice pics Jops.
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Maybe I'll come hold ya hand and bring my surf board? equipped with oxygen and flotation devices of course. :yes:
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ha ha- yeah...


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Re: few shots of Alaska in the summer


dooooope en-route pics, jops!

you know, thats what i wanna do this summer is drive to alaska, maybe work in a park. but the getting up there is my biggest concern. i wanna see it all on the way up, take like 3 weeks or so. ofcourse, gas alone would be over a grand. so right now thats just a pipe dream....

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Re: few shots of Alaska in the summer


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you know, thats what i wanna do this summer is drive to alaska, maybe work in a park. but the getting up there is my biggest concern. i wanna see it all on the way up, take like 3 weeks or so. ofcourse, gas alone would be over a grand. so right now thats just a pipe dream....



I used to go from South Dakota to Texas bi-weekly with my dad so I know that leg of the trip well. Boring as !@#$! Get through it quickly unless you have friends to see or go west when you hit South Dakota and check out the badlands. Don't expect dick in between though.. also have your !@#$ together for getting over the border. My dad and I had to turn around our first attempt over some thirty year old legal bullshit. Read up on that stuff otherwise a clean car+passport is all you need.

Canada is equally boring until you get on the Alaskan highway which equals less than the last 1500 miles to Anchorage or Fairbanks. Once you hit BC I highly reccomend you take your time. There is a little spot on the AK-Hwy, an RV park called Tetsa Creek deep deep in the mountains of BC. The people who run it are ex-maritimers from Nova Scotia who ran the kitchens in oil camps. The guy is 60+ years old but he looks 30 these people live so god damn well it makes me sick. The food is fantastic, the beef stew is almost worth the trip I !@#$ you not, I still think about it. She could have told me it was made from humans I would have asked for more. My father and I had three meals+board (bring a tent), access to showers and extra pastries to take with us for a grand total of $45 US dollars. You can't beat that. There is access to fishing as the place is right by a river if thats also your thing.

Be very careful about fueling up. There aren't many gas stations out there. We drove a bus with a 100 gallon capacity giving us a range of roughly 800-900 miles and we got nervous in a couple of spots. There is at least a gas station every 4-500 miles if you want to think about it that way. An extra 5-10 gallons of fuel might not be a bad idea for the Yukan-Territory if you can manage it safely. Largely no cell-phone reception either. If you hit it in the summer time you will more than likely find plenty of people RVing and camping along the way if you become truly screwed. Lots of hitch hikers and cross country bikers aswell.

The road is littered with lots of animals. Be careful around moose, they like to stand in the middle of the road and they won't move for you. The yukan territory is also loaded with wild bison and wild horses. The bison like to sleep in the middle of the road and there are usually a couple dozen of them at a time. There are bears too apparently but I never saw one :huh:

Thats all I can think of for now, if you have any specific questions Shim let me know. Its a gorgeous trip. Maybe when you get to Alaska we can arrange to hang out or something.


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The road is littered with lots of animals. Be careful around moose, they like to stand in the middle of the road and they won't move for you. The yukan territory is also loaded with wild bison and wild horses. The bison like to sleep in the middle of the road and there are usually a couple dozen of them at a time. There are bears too apparently but I never saw one




i dealt with this in grand teton in wyoming. the roads stay warm at night and the animals all flock to it. moose won't move on trail either, and its crazy scary to be face to face with a !@#$ huge moose. the bison herds are stubborn as hell for sure, all kinda of honking and shouting doesn't work, they move when the want. i've never seen a wild horse though. bet they are gorgeous. but bears. i have seen quite a few bears.

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anyway, all those animals are a huge part of what i hope to see more of on my way up. i do have friends in wyoming and montana, and a goal of mine is smoking a blunt @ the badlands. i hear it feels like smoking on the moon. but i was thinking i would take the coast up, through oregan and washington and california, then back down through the the dakotas and wy, mt, and co. and some idaho.

anyway, thanks for the tips. i am worried about my trucks gass milage, 500 miles a fill-up is about all she's got, if that. my dad always tells me, never pass a gas station when you're on the road in the west, cuz you just might screw yourself.

and this place with the beef stew. if i make it that far, i will definitely camp there. sounds unbelievable and interesting.

and ofcourse, if i do make it all the way to alaska, i most definitely hit you up!

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Re: few shots of Alaska in the summer


sorry to bring a thread back from the dead. i dont know if you'ld remember me since it's been a long time since i've posted but we had previously spoke about you moving up here in another thread. thought ild see how you're enjoying it so far.
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sorry to bring a thread back from the dead. i dont know if you'ld remember me since it's been a long time since i've posted but we had previously spoke about you moving up here in another thread. thought ild see how you're enjoying it so far.



Hey man

I like it okay, certainly one of the more unique places I've lived but thats kind of easy when comparing AK to the Midwest. Other than that, two semesters at UAA down. I think its kind of a greedy bullshit school but I've seen worse.



 






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Re: few shots of Alaska in the summer


yeah i hear that. was way more expensive than when i was going to school in seattle. been up to flat top or arctic valley or seen any of the sites yet?
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Re: few shots of Alaska in the summer


No, but I've been training to climb O'Malley for about four weeks now. I'm just waiting for the northeast gulley to clean up that last bit of snow, otherwise I might do Flattop first and climb O'malley when I get back from minnesota, when I know the snow will be gone.

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