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Old 01-29-2015, 09:54 AM   #41
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

Thanks guys.

I didn't walk that water crossing before, to much shift (stream?). Since the bottom was made of quite big stones, there wasn't too much risk to stay stucked, so I drove it slowly, being prepared to back up if getting too deep. I left my camera on the tripod and took picture with a shutter remote coming back through the river... For this picture, it was on a small island in the middle of the river
Only got some water entering VLV through side doors but water stayed on the inside step, so nothing bad. After that, I checked if there was water in differentials but all was fine.
Didn't washed VivaLaVida before taking the picture, the heavy rain of preceding days made it for me!

Had another water crossing still deeper than this one. Have to look for the picture, will post it soon.

@Escape. I stayed about four months in Alaska and Yukon, plenty of time to discover these beautiful scenery...
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:35 PM   #42
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

You are my hero. What a great trip. Please keep pictures coming.

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Old 01-29-2015, 03:18 PM   #43
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

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I left my camera on the tripod and took picture with a shutter remote coming back through the river... For this picture, it was on a small island in the middle of the river
So where are the pictures with the van in the water????
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

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I left my camera on the tripod and took picture with a shutter remote coming back through the river... For this picture, it was on a small island in the middle of the river
So where are the pictures with the van in the water????
Maybe he floated out of the cameras field of view Pretty hairy lookin Claude
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:52 PM   #45
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

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So where are the pictures with the van in the water????
I only have another one but taken too late, so it's less deep...


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Old 01-30-2015, 03:08 PM   #46
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 3, 01/28/15]

Here another update...

72. Probably the deepest water crossing I went through. I took that picture a little too early, so it's not the deepest place. Water got over the front bumper top...


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73. A male cariboo in the rain.


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74. Near Teklanika campground in Denali NP.


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75. This one was not far away, probably about 25 feet only...


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76. Polychrome Pass.


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77. Clouds...


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78. Another grizzly looking for berries.


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79. Mineral colors.


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80. Third encounter on the same day...


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81. Ground squirel.


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82. Gravel bar...


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83. Teklanika River in late afternoon.


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Still only at the middle of the trip, many more to come.

Looking forward for your comments.
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 4, 01/30/15]

No comment about this update?
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 4, 01/30/15]

I never realized how much scenic beauty is up there. So can you breakdown how easy it is to find a spot to boon dock at Claude or are you forced to stay in campgrounds more often?
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 4, 01/30/15]

The only places I went in campground were in town like Anchorage or Fairbanks. Everywhere else I boon docked...
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Re: VivaLaVida in Alaska [updated page 4, 01/30/15]

I think I speak for many on the forum... you seem to have connected with the reason we do this.

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