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Old 02-15-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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The road to Tuk

A new road trip destination in the north.

http://www.adn.com/slideshow/canada-...hway-top-world

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Old 02-15-2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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another bucket list item, thanx.....
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Crazy! Very interesting! Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:40 PM   #4
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A new road trip destination in the north.

http://www.adn.com/slideshow/canada-...hway-top-world

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Wow. I wouldn't mind going up there again. Love the Dempster Hwy. Thanks for the info Scott. The Airstream is gone now but it would be a good trip for the Escape we get in June.
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Went out from Tuk on a Canadian ice-breaker one afternoon.
Talk about boring. Forward, backward, forward, backward, forward...
Ended up in the lounge with some of the crew watching a National Geographic special on the Antarctic.
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Sounds great. I will have to look into that further before coming up to visit.
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I flew into and out of tuktoyuktak in 1985 enroute to a short stay on a dredging ship while constructing sand island drilling platforms in the Beaufort Sea. This is a very small remote village, which will benefit greatly from an all season road.
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Dry camp?

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Was actually on a dredge ship rather than in a camp. Flew on and off the ship from Tuk by chopper. The ship itself was "dry" in that booze was not allowed, I recall having my bags searched for liquor before getting on the chopper. But the food on board was pretty good.
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But the food on board was pretty good.
I recall lunch on a drill ship in the Beaufort. Probably a dozen large t-bones under the heat lamp, a 25-30 lb. turkey, a huge ham and another huge beef roast. Then there were baked potatoes, french fries, mashed, and various veg.
Followed by strawberry shortcake and a selection of other deserts.

But, those guys earned it. All I did was fly in, shoot some pix and fly out.
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