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Old 06-01-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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am I wrong...thought this new season was about hauling over the salt water ice??? totally different than the other show.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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am I wrong...thought this new season was about hauling over the salt water ice??? totally different than the other show.
Once the trucks make it to Prudhoe, there are Ice Roads built along the coast to reach some of the drilling pads. But those final short trips are probably less than 1% of the entire trip from Faibanks.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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Once the trucks make it to Prudhoe, there are Ice Roads built along the coast to reach some of the drilling pads. But those final short trips are probably less than 1% of the entire trip from Faibanks.
thanks for straightening it out for me!!
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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They don't pave it due to the heaving of frost.
It's actually quite wierd, but every now and then you will run into a section of pavement that could be anywhere from a few yards, to a couple miles long. There are even a couple patches up on the slope between Pump Stations 2 & 3. I don't know how they (DOT) determine what spots to pave, or if they are supposed to be some kind of test areas or something, but beleive it or not those sections are in relatively good shape. It's something else to be bouncing along for 50 miles then to suddleny hit a smooth spot of blacktop. It's like you've suddenly taken to the air. Then the teeth knocking starts up again!
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Frost creates problems in the upper 48, I can't imagine trying to pave some of those roads, seems like a major impossibility!
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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They do use chip seal though, kind of a flexible asphalt.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hey Moose obviously from your knowledge you are very familiar with the road.
Do you drive up there?
LOL doesn't appear like the typical saturday afternoon drive.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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The "Rollercoaster" looks like that could be fun to ride on.....

I love this show and have watched every episode I can't wait for the premiere of the first lady trucker on next sundays episode!
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:24 AM
 
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LOL doesn't appear like the typical saturday afternoon drive.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/members/moose-whisperer-401506-albums-dalton-hwy.html
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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The wife and I drove it in our minivan. It was in fine shape and yes there is some chip seal spots even just south of Deadhorse. They were paving south of the Yukon River when we went through.
Other than being slick...the ice roads are a piece of cake to drive up here. Most are across the tundra in the Kuparuk area west of Prudhoe. It's actually harder to walk on them than it is to drive on them. Especially in early spring when the sun shines on them.
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