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Old 06-03-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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I prefer driving the Dalton in winter because the ice actually smoothes out the dips and potholes. Summer, you wind up with dust and gravel and suffer the kidney punching effect of frost heaves and potholes. JMO of course!
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Dude, change your shocks!
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I prefer driving the Dalton in winter because the ice actually smoothes out the dips and potholes. Summer, you wind up with dust and gravel and suffer the kidney punching effect of frost heaves and potholes. JMO of course!
I agree, the road is in much better shape during the winter. Although, it is no fun coming down Atigan Pass with an 18-wheeler on your posterior when the road is nothing but sheet-ice.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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That new trucker Lisa is a fine lookin' woman.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I prefer driving the Dalton in winter because the ice actually smoothes out the dips and potholes. Summer, you wind up with dust and gravel and suffer the kidney punching effect of frost heaves and potholes. JMO of course!
I remember a gravel road I drove in Oregon where the top speed was 20-25 mph in the summer, if you didn't want to leave parts scattered down the road. In winter, when it was ice covered, I topped out at 55 mph on it one day.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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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!
From the description in the show, I believe these are some of the hills they are referring to as the "Rollercoaster". Obviously it doesn't look nearly as menacing as it does in the winter covered with ice, and the grade isn't quite "nearly vertical" as they trumpet in the show (though it's still pretty darn steep).

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Bears_On_Ice/20090605_Dalton_1069.jpg (broken link)

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Bears_On_Ice/20090605_Dalton_1072.jpg (broken link)

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Bears_On_Ice/20090605_Dalton_1077.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Those are belly-ticklers for sure...

Last edited by Grannysroost; 06-12-2009 at 08:24 PM.. Reason: Great pics Moose!!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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Those are belly-ticklers for sure...
Yes they can be, though during winter it's not so much that parts of one's anatomy start to tickle, but rather to pucker!

And again, not to overly dramatize things (the TV show is doing that), but way too many of those hills and curves are punctuated by sights like these, which constantly help to remind one that it isn't only all fun and games:

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Bears_On_Ice/20090605_Dalton_1083.jpg (broken link)

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Bears_On_Ice/0812_Dalton_158.jpg (broken link)

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/Bears_On_Ice/0812_Dalton_155.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Beautiful pics, Moose Whisperer. I really enjoyed viewing them.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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Moose we have those decorating the roads here in mid-west all over. I wonder all the time why.
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