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Inukshuk
04-07-2012, 04:31 PM
What is Perry doing?

Lars
04-07-2012, 08:49 PM
lucky schmuck.

Inukshuk
04-08-2012, 12:02 AM
There!

rover67
04-08-2012, 08:24 AM
that's awesome :)

I'm exited for him, it's gonna be a really neat trip :)

Have fun Parry and take a lot of pictures!

farnhamstj
04-08-2012, 09:47 AM
He looks like he's packed for an Arctic expedition.:eek: look at the size of that pack. I always thought of Perry as a minamalist. Don't get lost.

CardinalFJ60
04-13-2012, 09:50 AM
found this today...I wonder when Perry will come home??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFXpTazQJeQ&feature=related

Inukshuk
04-13-2012, 08:16 PM
:lmao::lmao::lmao: :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::perry::perry::perry:

That's on his FB Page now! :cool:

Hulk
04-14-2012, 10:17 AM
Love me some Phineas and Ferb.

theboomboom
04-14-2012, 12:48 PM
It ought to be the trip of a lifetime!

bh4rnnr
04-18-2012, 12:09 AM
A great trip. More to come. For now here is a teaser. Fairbanks to Seatle to St.Paul and home makes for a long day.

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Hulk
04-18-2012, 12:29 AM
Time to start posting larger images, Perry.

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 01:34 PM
So now that i've cought up on sleep, guess it's time to start posting pics from the trip.

Gotta give a big thanks to the Expeditions 7 team and Proffitt's Cruisers for letting me tag along for the staging to Alaska portion.

Though there was a lot of driving, about 550 miles a day, we did manage some R&R each day.

Sadly, I didnt get to see the Northern Lights. Pulled an all nighter just for that purpose:(.

Haines and the Northern Yukon were my favorite parts.

And lastly, only in a cruiser comunity can you meet someone for the first time a few hours before departure, spend a whole week with them and have no issue:cool:.


Getting things packed and organized
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Pauls ready to go (And thanks for the hospitality Paul!)
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The trip for the next two years
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Last minute projects before Mondays departure.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 01:42 PM
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Some more shop porn...
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Ah, finaly on the road!
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 01:56 PM
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Even with a jet boat on the back, these cruisers have awesome power!
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Nearing Boise Idaho. We made a call to Eric Vogt in hopes of meeting up for a bit. Turns out we already passed his home of Mountain Home Idaho.
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Camp the first night. Sleeping in the Cruisers were actually comfy. And the SBar heaters made the cold nights tolerable.
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Morning views. Cant remember the name of the lake:rolleyes:.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 02:25 PM
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More of the lake.
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The E7 rigs
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We followed along the Snake river for some time during this stage of the drive. Here, we were close to Hells Canyon.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 02:41 PM
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E7 Land Cruisers and the Snake river.
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Snake River.
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Drool.
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taking in more of the country.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 02:45 PM
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Some great country around the Snake River.
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Continuing our way North through the Panhandle of Northern Idaho.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 02:49 PM
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More of Northern Idaho.
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Cool train.
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Evening setting in, close to the Canada boarder.
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:beer::beer:

Inukshuk
04-21-2012, 02:56 PM
Keep em coming!

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 02:56 PM
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White Tail Deer.
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Croosed into Canada via Kingsgate. Just a note, if you have any fellonies are DUI's, they wont let you in. Yet another reason to never get a DUI;).
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First Cruiser spotting in Canada. Every one spotted was taged with a Proffitt's Cruisers sticker and buisness card.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 03:12 PM
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South of Banff National Park. Kootenay I believe?
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Driving through Banff National Park. Note the Beatle Kill. Darn bugs.
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Still a good amount of snow up there.
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Wild Life crossings.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-21-2012, 03:18 PM
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Driving through the Ice Field Highway. This day fought me for picture taking. Messed with White Balance a bit and some other setting to try and get a good balance between the white sky and and white snow...
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Jacket
04-22-2012, 07:43 AM
So awesome. Love the pictures. Tell us more about the trip details - who were you traveling with, what was the goal for this portion, etc.

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 09:10 AM
So awesome. Love the pictures. Tell us more about the trip details - who were you traveling with, what was the goal for this portion, etc.

Matt,

We had a week to get the Cruisers to Fairbanks, Ak from Salt Lake City. Staging th rigs. Scott Brady and a few others then took the Cruisers to Prudhoe Bay, where Expeditions 7 begins. I rtode along with Jeremiah and another from the Slat Lake shop of Proffitt's Cruisers. The guy that one the newsletter contest, Shawn Smith, was also with us.

The route we took to get to Fairbanks was along the Alaskan Highway, with a night spent in Haines Alaska.

wesintl
04-22-2012, 09:22 AM
Beautiful Trip. Did you get to drive some? I wonder why they got RHD vs LHD. Maybe that was the only available at the time?

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 09:37 AM
Beautiful Trip. Did you get to drive some? I wonder why they got RHD vs LHD. Maybe that was the only available at the time?

Wes, I did get to drive a little, mainley moving the rigs around the parking lot etc. Not being on the allowed driver list, I didnt want to chance anything. They got the rigs in New Zealand since that's one of a few countrys that offers that body style/engine combo.

Some more pics:

More of the Ice Field Highway and Jasper National Park.
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Views made better with awesome Cruisers:cool:.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 09:50 AM
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Group shot.
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Making our way towards the busy visitor center.
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Awesome buses that they use to go on the Glacier.
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Some big Glaciers along this highway!
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 09:56 AM
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Super cool bus.
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The Glacier they take the buses on.
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Views from the visitor center.
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:)
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 10:00 AM
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More views of Jasper National Park and the Ice Field Highway.
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Lots of animal crossing signs.
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Just some boring Elk.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 10:08 AM
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Enjoying some great winter light.
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Passed through a lot of this type of country
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 10:18 AM
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Got wood?
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Took a break from the crowds and enjoyed the empty old highway.
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Super cool old bridge.
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Continuing our way North.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 10:27 AM
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Low winter clouds.
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Taking a short break to enjoy the views. I was bad this trip and didnt note the names of the country we passed through:rolleyes:.
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More rolling hills and wooded forest.
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A chance encounter while fueling up in Grand Prairie. A proffitt's Cruisers built 4bt 80 series from Florida.
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More winter weather.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 10:33 AM
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Black Bear country.
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Cool old cabin.
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Nice thing about driving to Alaska at the end of winter is we had the highway to ourselves. No motorhomes to deal with.
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Winer weather again.
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Summit Lake.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-22-2012, 10:43 AM
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Mountains are getting bigger.
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:beer::beer:

dan1554
04-23-2012, 01:21 PM
Looks like the Muncho Lake area. I'm jealous!

rover67
04-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Looks super sweet!!!!!

Did you pass through Watson Lake? I forgot to ask you to find my sign there :)

Those truck look super cool! I bet they were awesome to drive/ride in.

Hit any monster frost heaves or are those things only around in summer???

Hulk
04-23-2012, 07:26 PM
So what was the deal with this trip? Where did you leave from? Where did you end up? How many days?

bh4rnnr
04-23-2012, 08:13 PM
Looks like the Muncho Lake area. I'm jealous!

Yep, it's coming up:).

Looks super sweet!!!!!

Did you pass through Watson Lake? I forgot to ask you to find my sign there :)

Those truck look super cool! I bet they were awesome to drive/ride in.

Hit any monster frost heaves or are those things only around in summer???

Marco, we did pass through Watson Lake. Spent a short amount of time due to snow pack. So I didnt get to see your sign. Look for a PC (Proffittss Cruisers) Sign near the entrance if your ever up that way again.

No frost heaves. Mild weather to be honest. The big bag of mine that Farnham mentioned about was overly packed.

So what was the deal with this trip? Where did you leave from? Where did you end up? How many days?

Matt,

So the point of this trip was to "Stage" the Expedition 7 Land Cruisers to Fairbanks. A shake down run I guess. From fairbanks, Scott Brady took the trucks to Prudhoe Bay, where Greg Miller flew in and Expedition 7 officialy began.

After flying into Salt Lake City on Saturday the 7th, and crashing at Paul May's place, we took off from Proffitt's Cruisers at Miller Motor Sports Race Track in Tooele, Utah Monday Afternoon.

We averaged 550 miles a day. Monday-Sunday. With one side trip to Haines Ak, after the ok from the boss. Finishing the trip with an anti-climatic ending into the kinda crapy town of Fairbanks, Ak.

:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-23-2012, 08:38 PM
Back to pics.

Sorry, got distracted while walking back from Daniels place yesterday (a darn good friend called half way during the walk home).

The gang. L-R: Kyle, Shawn, and the winner of the newsletter contest. Jeremiah and yours truly.
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Had to pimp the Kid Curry hat:).
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Muncho Lake area.
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Dans Muncho Lake. It turns an awesome green in the summer.
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Cruiser love.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-23-2012, 08:47 PM
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Cruisers.
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Enjoying the light around Muncho Lake.
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Just outside Muncho Lake. Back to winter.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-23-2012, 09:02 PM
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Great country and weather:).
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The main reason for stopping.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-23-2012, 09:29 PM
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After an evening stop at Liard Hot Spring, and realizing the honor system that is the lodge next door does not have cabins available, we continue on, through the snow.
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Animals were made known to the good amount of external lights.
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Bulb function works better for longer exposures. Good to have in the notes.
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Watson Lake. 10$ will get the tires filled, or the same price for a tire guage.
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Apparently Marco has been here.
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:beer::beer:

dan1554
04-24-2012, 11:25 AM
Dans Muncho Lake. It turns an awesome green in the summer.
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Yeah! One of my favorite places along that stretch. This is what it looks like thawed:

bh4rnnr
04-24-2012, 07:39 PM
Yeah! One of my favorite places along that stretch. This is what it looks like thawed:

:cool:.


Had to pimp.
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North of Watson Lake. Winter again.
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Was enjoying the bridges along the highway.
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Starting to think Northern Yukon and Alaska took all this Winters snow.
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The town of Teslin, and named bridge in the distance.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-24-2012, 08:28 PM
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A better view.
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The frozen river.
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The bridge.
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Outside Teslin.
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Yet another Cruiser spotting. 45 resto project. I'm only at 35points. 40's are worth 25 points. Jeremiah was talking on the phone when he spotted the 45. On my side of the E7 rig:rolleyes:.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-24-2012, 08:37 PM
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Along the highway.
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Almost got the E7 Land Cruiser's stuck while turning around to enjoy these views. Almost.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-24-2012, 08:48 PM
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Am a fan of the music the sky makes.
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Seems like a perfect road for a Land Cruiser.....
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Yep.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 09:46 AM
Back to posting pics since i've been lazy the last fwe days:rolleyes:


More of that big mountain range, at least the parts not covered in clouds.
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Back on the road.
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We made a side detour to Kathleen Lake.
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20,000ft Peaks of in the distance.
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Kathleen Lake.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 09:58 AM
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More of Kathleen Lake. Awesome area.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 10:05 AM
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All the sudden, Shawn was gone. Then we realized he was on the snowmobile roaming about the lake.
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The local that gave Shawn a ride checks out the route.
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Near Haines Junction.
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The drive to Haines Alaske is awesome.
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:).
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 10:49 AM
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Getting higher in elevation as we head towards Haines, Alaska.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 10:53 AM
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Evening sets in.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 11:05 AM
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The Sunsets seem to last foreever up here.
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Decending into Haines, Alaska with the setting sun. Almost to the boarder.
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Our hotel for the night.
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Views from the hotel.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 11:11 AM
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We spent the morning wondering around the town of haines before heading on.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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Bald eagles chiin in the bay.
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Checking out the old Military Base in Haines.
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Nother Cruiser sighting.
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Some more exploring, just outside of town.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 02:57 PM
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Came across this old guy, resting the rest of his life away.
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The stories it cold tell.
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Taking a moment to check over some of the suspension. All ok.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-28-2012, 03:02 PM
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Terribly terrified of the ocean.
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Checking out some more of Haines.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 09:23 AM
Continuing with pics.

Lots of waterfalls around Haines.
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More exploreing.
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One of the locals told us about a great lae to check out. Forgot to mention the trail was still blocked by snow.
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Enjoyed the views for a time though.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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More cruiser spottings. 40 and 55.
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Opposite views along the Haines Highway. Heading back to Haines Junction and continuing the drive north.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 09:44 AM
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As stated, it was a great drive to Haines, Ak.
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bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 09:49 AM
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Passing by Kathleen Lake again.
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bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 09:56 AM
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Some great country in Northern Yukon:cool:.
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bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 10:03 AM
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:cool:
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bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 10:07 AM
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Can you spot the Doll Sheep on Sheep Mountain?
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bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 10:15 AM
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We spent some time here checking out the Doll Sheep on Sheep Mountain. They were everywhere.
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Was enjoying the break, as the views were:cool:.
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More Doll Sheep.
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And views. No one was on the highway:cool:.
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Last of the doll Sheep. Must have seen about a hundred of these guys hanging around the mountain.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 10:22 AM
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Back on the main road north. Passed through a big burn.
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Trees are getting smaller as we enter into Perma Frost country.
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Evening light setting in again.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 10:25 AM
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:cool:
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bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 10:57 AM
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And so begins the two hour sunset.
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Came across two more Bald Eagles as we neared the US/Canada boarder to get into mainland Alaska :cool:.
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:beer::beer:

bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 11:17 AM
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In Perma Frost Country and the two hour sunset.
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bh4rnnr
04-29-2012, 11:23 AM
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Last few of the Sunset.
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Glad we camped in Perma Frost Country that night!
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I stayed up all night in hopes of cathing the Northern lights. All I got to see was two little streaks of green:(. And here the Boarder Crossing guard said they've been active all week.
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On the road and in mainland Alaska.
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