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Old 05-17-2016, 04:42 PM
 
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Thanks for everybodys advice i think ive convinced myself unless there is another mild winter like this one has been i may pusch back my trip into april just to be on the safe side. I plan on coming back in 2019 again when i can take 4 weeks off work. I will look into flying my friends brother is going in july so he can give me some more insight on that as well. Ill miss out on the start of the iditarod but may catch it next time around. Has anybody watched it? I know its just dogs pulling a sled but i find it amazing and entertaining
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Old 05-17-2016, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Thanks for everybodys advice i think ive convinced myself unless there is another mild winter like this one has been i may pusch back my trip into april just to be on the safe side. I plan on coming back in 2019 again when i can take 4 weeks off work. I will look into flying my friends brother is going in july so he can give me some more insight on that as well. Ill miss out on the start of the iditarod but may catch it next time around. Has anybody watched it? I know its just dogs pulling a sled but i find it amazing and entertaining
To heck with the Iditarod. Come up here for Yukon Quest! We're way more fun and YQ is way more exciting. And yes, it is super fun to go out and build a white-man fire on the river, hang out drinking beer and telling lies watching the races all day, hollering at the mushers to "go go go!". Can't beat that with a stick. Unless it's -40*F. Then you should drink some hot toddies, watch a couple go by, and call it a day.

someone is surely going to rip my ass, but I really am partial to YQ. Not a huge Iditarod fan.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:05 PM
 
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You could always go to Arctic Man in April. Not sure if I'd want to drive it then though because of the melt-and-freeze cycle that time of year though.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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To heck with the Iditarod. Come up here for Yukon Quest! We're way more fun and YQ is way more exciting. And yes, it is super fun to go out and build a white-man fire on the river, hang out drinking beer and telling lies watching the races all day, hollering at the mushers to "go go go!". Can't beat that with a stick. Unless it's -40*F. Then you should drink some hot toddies, watch a couple go by, and call it a day.

someone is surely going to rip my ass, but I really am partial to YQ. Not a huge Iditarod fan.
Lol sounds like a good time to me
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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To heck with the Iditarod. Come up here for Yukon Quest! We're way more fun and YQ is way more exciting. And yes, it is super fun to go out and build a white-man fire on the river, hang out drinking beer and telling lies watching the races all day, hollering at the mushers to "go go go!". Can't beat that with a stick. Unless it's -40*F. Then you should drink some hot toddies, watch a couple go by, and call it a day.

someone is surely going to rip my ass, but I really am partial to YQ. Not a huge Iditarod fan.
Not going to rip you but we do the same thing on the Su and Yetna for the Iditarod! People bring the lawn chairs and old couches on freight sleds. Fun had by all!
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Not going to rip you but we do the same thing on the Su and Yetna for the Iditarod! People bring the lawn chairs and old couches on freight sleds. Fun had by all!
Haha, awesome! Ya, a whole pile of us ride down to the Chena on my cousin's freight sled, which is slicker than snot. I told him next year I want to go on the FIREWOOD sled, which is part plywood and has real tall sides. Geez, ya tryin to kill me or what?

This year we brought a frozen jackolantern that was leftover from Halloween and set it out in the middle of the river. Nearly every musher and many random passers-by asked why the f we had a jackolantern. No good answer. Ahhh, because PBR, lol.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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In all seriousness, I think it's a matter of regional pride, or something like that. I know a lot of people here that are super into Yukon Quest who could not care less about the Iditarod.
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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It is whatever race you can get to and watch. It's MGD here!
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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It is whatever race you can get to and watch. It's MGD here!
Exactly. And it's funny... we all like good beer, but YQ definitely means PBR, and some of the crew brings Banquet aka Colorado KoolAid. My philosophy is that if you're going to drink crappy beer, go all the way. I once did the math in a Safeway liquor store and PBR was the cheapest per ounce not counting 40s and 22s.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Bernalillo, NM
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My philosophy is that if you're going to drink crappy beer, go all the way.
Once you've had a couple, the ones after that all taste pretty good regardless of quality.
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