January 14, 2019 at 5:21 am #83770
I think, but am not sure, that Facebook has this ability. I’m pretty sure one of the airgun pages I belong to did this a while ago.January 14, 2019 at 7:10 pm #83874
Euuuu, facebook.January 15, 2019 at 2:09 am #83911January 24, 2019 at 5:34 am #85284
Perth, Australia.January 24, 2019 at 8:25 am #85305
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada – Soon to be FOUR V1 machines……
@billsey – What defines the “eastern end of the Gorge”? You live in a beautiful spot!January 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm #85415
The eastern end of the gorge is where things dry out. Cascade Locks, 30 miles east of Portland, is almost always raining, Hood River, 20 miles east is much less rainy, and The Dalles, 20 more miles east (and where I live), is considered more of a desert environment. Portland gets something like 40 inches of rain each year and The Dalles is closer to 14 inches. East from The Dalles is mostly scrub brush and rocks.January 24, 2019 at 6:33 pm #85416
Indiana hereJanuary 24, 2019 at 6:38 pm #85418
The eastern end of the gorge is where things dry out. Cascade Locks, 30 miles east of Portland, is almost always raining, Hood River, 20 miles east is much less rainy, and The Dalles, 20 more miles east (and where I live), is considered more of a desert environment. Portland gets something like 40 inches of rain each year and The Dalles is closer to 14 inches. East from The Dalles is mostly scrub brush and rocks.
Next time I’m through Hood River I’ll have to head east for some sightseeing.January 24, 2019 at 8:18 pm #85430
Steinbach, Mantoba, CanadaAugust 15, 2019 at 1:55 am #109719
Hi, I’m Holand from USA.August 15, 2019 at 3:21 am #109721
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DenmarkAugust 15, 2019 at 5:09 am #109732
The north pole (Tromsø, Norway)August 15, 2019 at 5:23 am #109733
The north pole (Tromsø, Norway)
Damn! You’re up there! I thought I was pretty far north when I lived in North Pole AK!August 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm #109754
Roseville CaliforniaAugust 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm #109757
That is awesome, @barry ! I can’t believe there is actually a place called North Pole (that is not ON the pole), and that you, by chance, actually have lived there!
When we say “North Pole”, people who live even further north than us laugh and mock us. We are far from the northern most populated place in Norway, especially if you count Longyearbyen on Svalbard. Tromsø is about 600 km north of North Pole, AK. Longyearbyen on Svalbard is even 1000 km north uf us!
Edit: How do I “mention” people in a post??
August 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm #109771
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@Turninbjorn NP is about 240km south of the arctic circle. We drove up once, there’s a sign, just to say we’ve done it. About 200km of those miles are on a gravel road.
Oddly enough, there’s no cell service.
Pretty drive though.
This was one of the weird paved sections. Every now and then you’d hit a couple miles of pavement, then back to gravel. I think they test different ways to build the road beds. It’s all permafrost up here. It’s also really close to the treeline. I think over that far hill there’s no more trees.
August 16, 2019 at 8:01 am #109821
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That is kinda spooky looking, the lighting seems off that far up I guess.August 16, 2019 at 9:03 am #109831
How fascinating! We are 340km north of the arctic circle here. Seems like theres much less vegetation and more barren in Alaska, at the same latitudes. I guess it’s obvious, since the Gulf Stream makes weather warmer and more humid. (Still lots of snow and freaking long winters though!!) Aside form the weather and winters, one annoying thing with living this far north is the limited selection of wood types. I’m looking forward to using the MPCNC for routing flat pieces birch, which is very twisting and difficult to work on with saws and planes!August 16, 2019 at 11:44 am #109842
Yea, interior Alaska is an arctic desert. The closest large body of water from those pictures, not counting rivers, would be the Beaufort sea, on the north side of the state. Even then, there’s a mountain range in between.August 16, 2019 at 12:16 pm #109844
I wish I could find the photo from INSIDE the car. My wife and I drove up the Dempster Highway before we were married. We were enroute to Inuvik for an arts festival from Dawson City (loved that place!). We saw so many vehicles setting off with eight spare tires and twelve gas cans strapped all over their vehicles. Had no idea what we were in for. Gravel road isn’t even fair….it’s more like the “original” rocky road….no marshmallows or chocolate on the Dempster. It’s like fist sized gravel in places. Which is where rock chips like this come from. It was the size of a dinner plate. I’m glad it didn’t bust through or I would likely have a different wife right now!
And yes….we DID get a flat.
And yes – the mosquitoes CAN carry you away up there!
1 user thanked author for this post.August 16, 2019 at 12:24 pm #109847
My mom worked at a bookkeeper in one of the tire shops in Fairbanks. They had several long skinny(say, cucumber sized) river rocks with one end polished off that they removed from semi tires. We had 10 gallons of gas in the back of the truck for that trip, only one spare though.
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