Any one up for a trip to Tuktoyatuk in 2018?

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How reasonable are the estimated times that Google gives for the Dempster. For example, it gives a distance of 510 kms from Eagle Plains to Tuktoyaktuk and a drive time of 9 hours and 20 mins. That would be an average speed of 54 km/hour. This seems slow to me. Is the road that rough or are higher speeds possible. I saw that at least parts of the Dempster have a speed limit of 90 km/h.

Any experiences people have had would be appreciated.

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10éréRider said:
How reasonable are the estimated times that Google gives for the Dempster. For example, it gives a distance of 510 kms from Eagle Plains to Tuktoyaktuk and a drive time of 9 hours and 20 mins. That would be an average speed of 54 km/hour. This seems slow to me. Is the road that rough or are higher speeds possible. I saw that at least parts of the Dempster have a speed limit of 90 km/h.

Any experiences people have had would be appreciated.

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All depends on the weather, I did the Dalton back in 2012 and I believe it was 2 days up because of rain and 1 day backdown.
 

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10éréRider said:
I am thinking of leaving from Ontario the weekend of July 13 but that's not carved in stone yet. 6 days of travel at approximately 900 kms a day would be put me at the entrance to the Dempster somewhere around July 18.

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Rider are you limited to how much time you have? If not there is so much to see up that way. The wife and I did Alaska last year and took 7 weeks 20,000 km and was the best trip yet. Weather was amazing the only rain to complain about was the last three hrs home. 24c at the Arctic circle.
 

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Seven weeks would be lovely, but sadly, some of us are still working and despite having vacation piled up it is not endless. For me, pulling off this trip is a logistical challenge beyond any other trip I've taken.

We are planning on seven days to Tuk from Seattle...all weather dependent of course. Everything after that is gravy.

There is serious chatter over on ADVRider IRT Tuk and Alaska, as well as logistics.
 

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limey said:
Rider are you limited to how much time you have? If not there is so much to see up that way. The wife and I did Alaska last year and took 7 weeks 20,000 km and was the best trip yet. Weather was amazing the only rain to complain about was the last three hrs home. 24c at the Arctic circle.
I have 4 weeks. My plan is to get to the Yukon quickly but then slow the pace down. I would like to stop at a few places after Tuktoyatuk to rent a mountain bike and do some trail riding. Either in Dawson or Whitehorse and The Seven Summit trail in Rossland BC is on the list. I made an attempt at this one a few years ago but too much snow near the first summit made us turn around. Might make a short trip into Alaska to say I've been there. Get a geocache there to fill in my map.

After Rossland I thought I would make my way back on the U.S side of the border. No particular route picked as of yet.

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