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Tagged With: Interior Alaska

Trail Clearing on the Tanana Flats

Our ride (Feb 4) out to Clear Creek Butts was blocked by downed trees from the wind storms so I decided to try and put a trail clearing work party together. Had 5 guys show up and it went well for what little we got done. Little in comparison to what needs to be done more »

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A Two Bear Weekend

Drove the RV to the Hurricane parking area for four days to start raising the walls on the cabin and maybe get a start on the roof. Tyler and I drove down Wednesday night and it was an uneventful and beautiful drive. Clear skies and great scenery all the way down. Not many RVs on more »

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Allure of the Arctic: Roger Siglin and company couldn’t resist one more epic expedition

FAIRBANKS — When Roger Siglin finished a 2,500-mile snowmachine trip from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to Resolute Bay, Nunavut, back in 2006 at age 70, he said it was his last Arctic expedi… via Allure of the Arctic: Roger Siglin and company couldn’t resist one more epic expedition. Share on Facebook

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Moose in the yard

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Facts on Fairbanks

Geography : The Hub of the Interior Map provided by FNSB Internet GIS Fairbanks is Alaska’s second largest city and residents commonly refer to it as the “Golden Heart of Alaska.” Due to its central location Fairbanks has become the transportation, trade and service center for the vast Interior region encompassing some 200,000 square miles. more »

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Some video of the Tanana Flats and pulling trail markers

Per the rec use agreement between the military and Iron Dog, I had to go back through the Tanana Flats section of the race route and pull all the trail markers we set. So it is more as a “just because” then anything else. Not real exciting, just some trail riding and the trail is more »

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Plan for worst in Alaska adventures by packing best survival gear possible

reprint from the News Miner FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks snowmachiner John Johnston has never been forced to bivouac on the trail or in the mountains during 30 years of riding in Alaska, but he’s more than prepared to do so if that situation arises. While Johnston may not carry the proverbial kitchen sink on his sled more »

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Slowing Down

Well, sort of. Been a crazy and hecktic month running the Iron Dog trail and trying to get it set was fun but a lot of work. Put on over 600 miles on the Bearcat exploring options, riding the route, once one was plotted and then staking the trail. Then it snowed, don’t get me more »

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Iron Dog 2011 is Over

So the Iron Dog is over for 2011, but the staff and board are already discussing and starting to gear up for the 2012 race. There’s a lot to do in the next twelve month, but I know their all up to it. For my share, I plan to revisit the route I used for more »

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Trail Update

So the weather decided not to cooperate and dropped to 40 below last week, man it was cold. I had planned to go out last Friday, but at -35 below decided to wait another day. Alan and I went out on Saturday and the temps weren’t to bad, maybe -15 below when started out, but more »

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