The Yukon's Dempster Highway.....without the blizzard! (A video)

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Last year I put a video together showing our September 2012 trek north up Dempster Highway from the Yukon's Dawson City to Inuvik in the Arctic. We experienced the extremes of weather on the way which was a bit different from our usual winter time desert fare in Good old Oz. Heavy snow and poor conditions meant we didn't have a lot of visibility on our way north.

What a difference a couple of days made on the return journey. Clear skies revealed the winter wonderland that had been all but invisible to us as we slogged our way north through snow and ice. We saw herds of Caribou, the odd grizzly and the most amazing mountain scenery culminating in our return to Dawson City before continuing on along the "Top o' the World" Highway into Alaska.

Finally, I've had enough time to finish of the 2nd part of out 1600 km trek across the arctic, our return south along the Dempster Hwy.

Cheers. Mick





and for those interested, here's the northbound trek through vastly different circumstances.







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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 21:56

Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 21:56
Gday Mick
What a great trip,
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 23:14

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Exploring the Yukon and Alaska with good friends, yes it was a great trip Muz.

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2014 at 22:25

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Good stuff Mickey.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 16:16

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Cheers Johnny.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:17

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Hi Mick

What a complete contrast to your usual remote outback trips.

It would have been a great experience.


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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 16:16

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A desert of another kind Stephen. Permafrost and tundra. No snakes but by jingo’s the bears are big!!
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Reply By: Member - batsy - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 09:06

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Great footage of amazing country Mick. The few glimpses of you with the others seemed to indicate that you were fitting in with everybody.....then you just had to crash tackle that poor young innocent lady into the snow.....bloody good tackle though.
We will be going to Canada & Alaska September 2015 for 8/10 weeks...can't wait (although if I crash tackle my Chief of Staff like you I will be coming home alone....there's an idea.)
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 15:10

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Batsy, the appropriate term for Alaska and the Yukon is “sacked”. The lady was “sacked”. I might add I was actually tackling a deranged and dangerous woman armed to the teeth with snowballs, the unauthorised discharge of which led to the said “sacking”.

Poke the bear with the stick (or snowball) and you are asking for trouble.

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Follow Up By: Member - batsy - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 16:17

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Yeah.....right...never would have thought of it that way.......yeah...sacked eh !
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P.S. still great videos though
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Mar 03, 2014 at 17:11

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"Deranged & dangerous woman".......sheesh, you're digging that hole deeper by the post :)
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