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Old 01-28-2015, 10:06 AM   #31
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 2, 01/26/15]

Great and wonderful pics.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:05 AM   #32
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 2, 01/26/15]

Thanks to you guys.

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Great pix! It seems as if you have the whole place to yourself... please comment on other traffic, or other campers/tourists you come across
Almost for myself yes. The first time I drove to Deadhorse (it was early August), I saw three other tourist vehicles during four days (all truck campers) and about 25 large trucks each day in opposite direction.
Weather was dry to go there, then rainy to come back with some crazy muddy area, about 5 inches deep and incredibly slippery! Wasn't able to drive faster than 10 mph in 4WD, all trucks were stopped allong the road waiting for better conditions. VivaLaVida was likely the only vehicle to be able to drive then thanks to its mud tires. When rain stops, the road drys quite fast so one hour later, all trucks could drive again.

The second time, it was in mid September, after the first blizzard. I still crossed about 25 full size trucks a day but didn't see any tourist... In the tundra, nights where already cold, about -12F... And scenery was quite different. Pictures of this second ride far North to come later on this thread...
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:54 PM   #33
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 2, 01/26/15]

New update...

58. Hatcher Pass


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59. Tundra flowers...


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60. Sevenmile Lake


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61. Shower over Denali HWY.


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62. Beaver... ;-)


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63. Water crossing. This one was quite deep and stream powerfull...


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64. Sustina River.


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65. Sunset over the Alaska Range.


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66. Another sunset.


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67. The Granite Tors


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68. Boondocking...


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69. Vegetal fabric.


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71. Arriving in Denali NP.


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Looking forward to your comments
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:14 PM   #34
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

Damn, that water crossing looks deep and swift. So did you walk it first cause I'm wondering about how you got the shot.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:25 PM   #35
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

Ha, I was wondering the same thing! Actually I was wondering if you drove VLV into the river, washed it first bc it looks so clean, then backed out and waded across for a picture.
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

Thanks for sharing your photos. They are amazing! Definitely going to make that trip. How long did you take?
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

Fantastic photos as always! I did a bicycle tour through parts of Alaska & know the mosquitos well. I'd have 50 at least on my tent screen waiting for me to come out every morning. Had to Deet up before getting out of the tent.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:36 PM   #38
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

#68 is one killer campsite!

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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

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Damn, that water crossing looks deep and swift. So did you walk it first cause I'm wondering about how you got the shot.
That does NOT look like something you'd wade across first. I'm curious too.

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Old 01-29-2015, 08:41 AM   #40
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

^^^ im curious as well. seeing just that pic, i personally wouldnt walk or drive across that river. you crazy claude!

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^^^ x2!! love spots like that right on the water.
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