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2021 Arctic Ocean Quest

Discussion in 'Ontario, Canada' started by Norilsk, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Jun 8, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    Following this page as would love to do this trip not. Outline seems pretty simple on what to bring and know how to use, only thing is I'm not all that experienced in remote driving and what not. Done lots of camping and am pretty handy just don't have the years or resources to do stuff like this yet. Truck will have simple 2 inch lift 31's duratracks, front bumper/skid, sliders by the time though.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2020 at 5:38 AM
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    I think we need to tally up whoever is interested and make a list just to get an idea of who wants to go/ is going. Not sure how big of a group we want to travel with at once since things generally slow down with larger groups.

    but might as well make a list since by next year we will probably get a few people drop out of the run or we make 2 groups that leave a day or so apart
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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    It’s mostly uneventful but beautiful when you drive across Canada. Travel in a group is mostly a pacing issue, since everyone has different interests and sense of time. Once you get to the Yukon, and leave Whitehorse, the highways can be rough and large sections are always being repaired. From Dawson City, north, on the Dempster, it’s wilderness, with the only gas at Eagle Plains Lodge, roughly midway. The gravel roads are hard on vehicles. Make sure all your hand wrenched parts have loctite, haha. The area around Dawson is an historic gold mining area and it’s full of old mining roads and cat trails. Fun, for a few days of exploring. An extra spare tire is a must. You’ll definitely need two spares to drive the Dempster. E load tires are best. The last time when I was there a couple of years ago, I asked the big tire shop in Whitehorse what tire was best and the guy said nitto terra grapplers. Haha, I run K02s, also good.
    Don’t worry, you’ll be fine, and your rig sounds perfect.
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    probably way early yet to form any sort of reliable list.
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    This, before the actual trip there is going to be rehearsal trip to make sure everyone is prepared, understands group travel and get along.


    All that is coming later in the year. Stay tuned. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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    well it was more for an "interested"-type list. just to see who would like to go if they could/can.

    Usually for these types of events you'll have something like 30 people saying they would like to go (not guaranteeing to go, but would like to go even if they can't) but as you get closer to the date, it self filters.

    i was aiming at starting that Initial "30 people that would like to go" list. As time passes in the next few months, it'll filter those who want to go and those who can go which then leads to that more reliable list.

    sweet :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:34 AM
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    I use a three list approach to this:
    1) Public thread for who wants to go.
    2) DM everyone who wants to go, ask for a commitment.
    3) start a new DM thread with the committed group for logistics

    10 to 15% of the people on list 1 make it to list 3. Most of those do end up going tho.
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:35 AM
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    this ^
    i'm not entirely great at explaining things. but basically this.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    Or we can just wait and announce 2 days before we go to the public, first come first serve :D



    It's still far away, "interested list" is going to be started somewhere in the late fall and we go from there. I generally know already who is coming for this trip and number of people. :evil:
     
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  10. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    it was just a suggestion :notsure:

    but if you're planning for that in the fall - then it is what it is.
    my work here is done
     
  11. Jun 9, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    EEE6B20A-ED50-4F5E-B2F7-FF4D5F94CEA3.jpg
     
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  12. Jun 9, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    I doubt anyone is interested in going my route, as it’s so expensive, but it would be fun to see some Ontario Tacos up there if the dates correspond. The ferry up the west coast is like a cruise. Then you drive from Skagway to Whitehorse across a pretty amazing pass in the middle of nowhere. We may use the water link both ways, not to sure yet. It’s so cool seeing the whales and the west coast of Canada and being on the water. It’ll be a real break from the highway. If anyone thinks they’d like to check this out, google Alaska Marine Highway. Basically it’s about 1500/vehicle + a cabin during the trip which is about 3 days.
     
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    I turned 50 in 2018 and bought myself a Tacoma for my birthday. I asked Toyota to mount a warn front bumper with VR10 winch and bought a lightbar, a block heater, an oil pan heater, a heated battery blanket and blizzaks on steelies. Once all negotiated my last stipulation to the sales guy in Mississauga was, "Can I pick it up at any dealership?" When he said, "sure" I signed the paper and said, "Whitehorse in February." My first drive was to Tuktoyaktuk on the new Inuvik to Tuk Hwy. It was -50 degrees. I taught my 14 year old son to drive manual on the Dempster and he cruised along the MacKenzie and Yukon rivers on the ice road. He just turned 16 and got his G1 a couple of weeks ago. I'd love to go again and see it in a different season.

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    :rofl: That's awesome!
     
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    WHere did you guys stay for the night? hotel ?
     
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    You have peaked my interest, subd
     
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    We stayed in hotels along the way. In Eagle plains we were stuck at a hotel that was like being in "The Shining". All type of arctic wild thing was stuffed and on dislplay in the lobby and bar. There were wolves howling outside and the highway was closed because a young snowplow driver slipped off the road and plummeted to his death. In Dawson City we stayed at the Downtown Hotel which is home to the Sourdough Saloon. My son and I both took our shot at the Sourtoe Cocktail, "You can drink it fast or you can drink it slow but your lips must touch that gnarly toe!" I took a picture on the last leg up to Tuk looking due South at noon. It was just as we were passing the tree line. You can see the sun is barely over the horizon.27750245_10213804484319528_4358110799404664199_n.jpg 75285796_10218792480256309_1638424302804008960_n.jpg 27657002_10213804478839391_3603754221630435016_n.jpg 27867681_10213851733540729_8295023127269591338_n.jpg 52987155_10216738262422147_1720025589051555840_o.jpg
     
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    Both an awesome trip and an awesome helioarc in the last picture.
     
  19. Jun 23, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    Hmmm... I think I may be available for this adventure.

    Looking forward to signing up.
     
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