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Car 16 Day 5 Update

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Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Inuvik, Northwest Territories – Halfway!

The day started with a clear, crisp, but not too cold morning departure from Dawson City.  While it was still dark, all the rally cars departed the hotel and headed back to the Dempster Highway corner, where we all turned north on the road to Eagle Plains.  While the sky was slightly overcast, the visibility was great.  The Dempster runs in a valley, and the road looks like gravel, but the frozen surface actually gives it great traction.  We stopped for a few photo opportunities, and the weather was amazing – just a few degrees below zero!

After Eagle Plains, the road continued on through to Fort McPherson and Inuvik, where we are spending the night.  We arrived at around 6 pm local time, just early enough to catch the sunset, and to see a few of the sights in town. 

We’re off early tomorrow for the drive on the Mackenzie river up to the Beaufort Sea and Tuktoyaktuk, than back south again to retrace our steps all the way to Eagle Plains.

Link to the Dempster Highway map HERE.

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February 21, 2008 - Posted by | 2008 Winter Alcan 5000, Alcan Car 16 Keatleys

3 Comments »

  1. What a journey! Great to hear the news! Safe travels!
    Sondra

    Comment by Sondra | February 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. sonds like you guys are having a blast! can’t wait to see the pictures.

    bronwyn

    Comment by bronwyn | February 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. We are enjoying following your journey on the map and reading all about it. The scenery looks spectacular.

    En & Tone

    Comment by En and Tony | February 23, 2008 | Reply


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