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profdant139

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Posted: 01/26/18 10:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

New York Times article -- lots of great ........otos and text from all around the Arctic

I just gotta go North. Maybe next winter, after I retire . . . . .


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When I win the lottery I'll buy a well insulated expedition vehicle to explore places like these, both in winter and summer.


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question. why go some place cold? ain,t my idea of fun.

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Why go someplace hot? Sweating isn't my idea of fun.

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We camped at -40 during one of trips from Vancouver Island to Beaver Creek near the Yukon/Alaska border http://yukonsights.ca/19981212_AlaskaHwy.html

Now that we live in Yukon, we often take winter day trips just to enjoy the scenery http://yukonsights.ca/20140222_KluaneLk.html

Also like driving the Haines road in winter http://yukonsights.ca/20130302_HainesHwy.html

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Arctic winters aren't fun. The upside is no bugs.

Right now you would be looking at 6 hrs of daylight at 65 North. On Dec 21 it would be more like 3 hours.


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I spent some time N/O the A.C. while in your employment. I can say from experience that it is beautiful and exciting to be there, but preparation is important. Communications are also important.

Living on the other side of the country I don't get the NY papers so I'm not familiar with the article and suspect it was written for those who leave the driving to someone else or go in the tourist season. "Life Is Different In A Motorhome", a quote from a ten year old grandson of ours, he knew then that it is fun but a lot goes into doing stuff like that. And yes he has been up there too. Summer Solstice six years ago.

There isn't much there but photo ops, take a great camera and a tablet or computer, you'll be sorry if you don't.


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The article is available to freely read via the link provided. It's a photo essay rather than anything RV or travel related.

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wilber1 wrote:

Arctic winters aren't fun. The upside is nobugs

Probably not a lot of snakes either. Except for a few snow snakes.

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You have to like cold and dark.
It is possible to see the Northern Lights just fine north of Fairbanks in a month like May or September.

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