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Here are a couple shots around good ole YK..
 

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nice....one of my favourite places. the farther north you go it seems, the better the people get....just my experience.
 

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nice....one of my favourite places. the farther north you go it seems, the better the people get....just my experience.

does that mean the further south......we're not all that good....hahaha!!

Regarding the initial statement I tend to agree. Spent 20+ years north of the 60th and fully remember the highway through Indian Cabins, Steen River, and Meader River in the early 70's. All the south MacKenzie and the Inuvik area are familiar (Tuk, Paulatuk, Arctic Red, and Sachs Harbour).

I was just knee high to a grasshopper when my dad took us to Whitehorse in '52....that was quite a trip!!
 

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does that mean the further south......we're not all that good....hahaha!!

Regarding the initial statement I tend to agree. Spent 20+ years north of the 60th and fully remember the highway through Indian Cabins, Steen River, and Meader River in the early 70's. All the south MacKenzie and the Inuvik area are familiar (Tuk, Paulatuk, Arctic Red, and Sachs Harbour).

I was just knee high to a grasshopper when my dad took us to Whitehorse in '52....that was quite a trip!!

Here ya...nothing like the north and its people... paved alot of that highway myself....spent a few summers at Steen River/Indian Cabins haulin asphalt and soil cemet. Ever meet Steen River Steve? Quite the character....! Paved Pine Point mainstreet when there was still a town there...was born at mile 0 of the Meckenzie highway...tons of history there...too bad the meuseum at Grimshaw had to fold...that place had a ton of history there....great pictures of Yellowknife and area...just too damn cold up there...must be gettin old I guess. My dad and his brothers had a big history on the highway north...road many miles in a B-61 Mack on that road! My dad hauled the first fresh Japanese oranges to Fort Vermillion back in the day....lined his box of his 53 Chev grain truck with fresh bread and loaded the oranges in the middle and headed'er for Fort Vermillion at Christmas time. I tip my hat to all that trucked up there in those days...they paved the road for many of us!
 

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Is that pics around prelude area? If there is a good dump of snow this year its a great area to ride, ppl are all great up there, anyone and everyone will stop for you for the most part, ive been up north my whole life between yellowknife and Inuvik, hands down inuvik has much better riding in my opinion haha Iam new to the fourm so iam going to try get some good pics of the yellowknife area and out towards providence as there is lots of good riding there also
 

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Here ya...nothing like the north and its people... paved alot of that highway myself....spent a few summers at Steen River/Indian Cabins haulin asphalt and soil cemet. Ever meet Steen River Steve? Quite the character....! Paved Pine Point mainstreet when there was still a town there...was born at mile 0 of the Meckenzie highway...tons of history there...too bad the meuseum at Grimshaw had to fold...that place had a ton of history there....great pictures of Yellowknife and area...just too damn cold up there...must be gettin old I guess. My dad and his brothers had a big history on the highway north...road many miles in a B-61 Mack on that road! My dad hauled the first fresh Japanese oranges to Fort Vermillion back in the day....lined his box of his 53 Chev grain truck with fresh bread and loaded the oranges in the middle and headed'er for Fort Vermillion at Christmas time. I tip my hat to all that trucked up there in those days...they paved the road for many of us!
cool.....lots of interesting history up in these parts. I come from a long line of truckers....been told many stories. I too was born in grimshaw, spent the first year of my life in zama....lol
 

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cool.....lots of interesting history up in these parts. I come from a long line of truckers....been told many stories. I too was born in grimshaw, spent the first year of my life in zama....lol


LOL Teeroy at least it was your first year in Zama and not later....Been to a lot of places and spent lots of time there....thats one place I don't care for....nice place to be from! lol...
 

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LOL Teeroy at least it was your first year in Zama and not later....Been to a lot of places and spent lots of time there....thats one place I don't care for....nice place to be from! lol...
I've been truckin myself for some 20+ years now, Zama is actually one of the better places (trucking wise) to work. not many hills, everything pretty close so it's pretty easy on fuel. zama isn't quite the azzhole of alberta, but you can see it from there....lol.
 

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I've been truckin myself for some 20+ years now, Zama is actually one of the better places (trucking wise) to work. not many hills, everything pretty close so it's pretty easy on fuel. zama isn't quite the azzhole of alberta, but you can see it from there....lol.[/QUO

If Zama isnt the azzhole then what is?? lol

Thats cool about the oranges Im about 40 min from Fort Vermillion!! Still haven't made the trek to NWT border................... been in high level for four years now, thinking its about time to go check it out and see the beautiful falls I keep hearing about.:beer::beer:
 

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We actually used to farm out in Rocky Lane...used to have a rodeo on the farm for years...anyway...you really need to make that trip north...first set of falls you'll encounter are the Alexander....then the lady evelynn...not sure about the first ones name sake but apparently the Lady Evelynn falls were named after a women was scooping watoer with a pail and went over the falls....not 100% sure if its true but thats the story I was told and it kinda sticked...gogle the falls names ...they are spectacular....you need to go see them...really!
 

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these were from a couple years ago in the spring, there was a huge runoff and I have never seen the falls running this strong. you could feel the ground shaking from the highway....awesome.
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Teeroy....thanks for those pics bro...people have no idea how much beauty there is in the North....super great pictures and thanks for sharing....post more if ya got'em!
 

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I've been truckin myself for some 20+ years now, Zama is actually one of the better places (trucking wise) to work. not many hills, everything pretty close so it's pretty easy on fuel. zama isn't quite the azzhole of alberta, but you can see it from there....lol.[/QUO

If Zama isnt the azzhole then what is?? lol

Thats cool about the oranges Im about 40 min from Fort Vermillion!! Still haven't made the trek to NWT border................... been in high level for four years now, thinking its about time to go check it out and see the beautiful falls I keep hearing about.:beer::beer:


FT, MCMURRAY, hands down meets the #1 a-hole classification in my book.
 

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Teeroy....thanks for those pics bro...people have no idea how much beauty there is in the North....super great pictures and thanks for sharing....post more if ya got'em!
thank you sir. I'm sure I have a lot more here somewhere, seems every time I head up there I stop and snap a few along the way. amazing how much the view changes thru the seasons, I'm pretty sure I have a bunch of pics of VW van-sized buffalo lounging on the side of the road too. they make the domesticated farm bison look like cattle....:eek:
 

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thank you sir. I'm sure I have a lot more here somewhere, seems every time I head up there I stop and snap a few along the way. amazing how much the view changes thru the seasons, I'm pretty sure I have a bunch of pics of VW van-sized buffalo lounging on the side of the road too. they make the domesticated farm bison look like cattle....:eek:

Thank you my man!

I think I see yellow lines on the highway! Must be paved from High Level to Hay River now? A long way from the miles of dust and bug juice from the 70's!! I know the bug juice is still there but pavement surely is an improvement.

How far does the pavement stretch between Hay River and Ft. Smith?
 

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Man those falls are deadly, whoevers up for going over them in a swish barrell say I........:d
 

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couldn't imagine doin that....probrably be the last ride! lol...
truth....it's very shallow beneath the falls. when the water isn't running hard like that you can see how shallow it is. here's a few more of Alexandra falls, these are from June '07


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Louise falls....you might have a chance in a barrel on these ones...lol
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couple more....
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there is one other set of falls, they are a 90 meter drop. taller than Niagra Falls, but I can't find the pics. they are narrower and drop a long ways, i think i counted 2 seconds fall time for the logs we threw in to watch go over....lol.
 
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