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100th post of wanderings – South Dakotans don’t like me

Today is a special day, because it is the 100th post in my blog. I started out blogging in 2010 as just a simple idea to share a little bit about my adventures and predicaments I seem to find myself in. Today, I am reflecting and sharing with you what the blog ride has been like. I have posted … [Read more...]

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Dempster Highway (Inuvik)

Anchorage, Alaska to Inuvik, Northwest Territories - Canada (Round Trip) View Inuvik 2013 in a larger map … [Read more...]

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FM3

(Fort McPherson (FM): Day 3) We got up and evaluated. We had a very nice and comfortable night, we actually slept in. We need to make the most of our sleep time, as we can only stay here one more night. Room cost is a premium; I have paid less for a room at the Marriott in the heart of … [Read more...]

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Shopping Inuvik

We spent an extra unplanned day in Inuvik. The closing of the Taylor Highway bumped our reservations at Eagle Plains. They could not accommodate us coming back, unless we stayed an extra day in Inuvik. We opted to stay and see the sites, rather than camp in Eagle … [Read more...]

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Crossing the Arctic Circle by motorbike

The amount of darkness between sunset and sunrise in Eagle Plains was a little more than an hour. We were told by the locals that if we went outside during this time (around 2 a.m.) that we would see the most amazing sky and witness both sunset and sunrise at the same time. This sounded worth … [Read more...]

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North to Inuvik – Again

Unfinished business. You recall a couple of years ago Jaz and I made a run for Inuvik, Northwestern Territories, Canada. The rain and the dangerous conditions caused two fairly (I said fairly) reasonable women to call it at the Arctic Circle. The ride (2000 miles round-trip from Anchorage, AK, … [Read more...]

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Top of the World – Alaska

Jaz’s bike wouldn’t start this morning in Dawson. Apparently it was unhappy, and some damn thing about FOB or electronic key ignition? At any rate, the little thingy needed a battery. We walked down to the gift shop/hardware store and they had one in stock! We were on the ferry and soon headed … [Read more...]

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Two Inuvik residents (while in Dawson) ask me, “Where Are You Going?”

I say, “Inuvik.” Man Responds, “Once you get up there and see the beauty, you won’t want to come back here.” Woman Responds, “You know what You are Getting Into… Right?” This is how our day started yesterday. The road was a test. It was a test on how well I packed. It was a test … [Read more...]

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Catch-up (Eagle 2 weekends ago)

Even though I left Anchorage yesterday for great adventure, I am playing catch-up on the last two weekends. Summer is busy! I last blogged about my Eagle trip. It was spectacular. I got to visit with old friends, make new friends and… well… fall in the Yukon River. Fort Egbert is one of our … [Read more...]