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this tardiest explorer driving hard across the plain

Posted on 2010.29.09 at 11:26
How I feel about it all: hopefulhopeful
Soundtrack: Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage
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So, anyone want to take a road trip with andeincascade and me?

This is the road we'll be taking:



This is the route map:




A recently-tuned SUV is a plus, but not necessary. ;)

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Dirty dirty band boys and some hot Canadians
andeincascade at 2010-09-29 16:26 (UTC) ()
There's our road, baybee!!! Eeeeeeeeee!
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-29 17:53 (UTC) ()
So we should make with the srs plans, eh?
Ten O'Clock Medievalist
tarimanveri at 2010-09-29 16:34 (UTC) ()
Are you really doing it? That's so awesome. I've wanted to do it for ages! Maybe one day I will also find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort sea...
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-29 17:53 (UTC) ()
We're in the pre-planning stage. Which means we must get to teh planning. But yeah, we definitely want to do it.
Isis
isiscolo at 2010-09-29 20:00 (UTC) ()
Oh, the fireweed in that photo is so pretty! I remember how lovely all the fireweed was on my 1993 Canada roadtrip.
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-29 22:50 (UTC) ()
Where did you go?
Isis
isiscolo at 2010-09-29 23:02 (UTC) ()
Up the Alaska Hwy, from Edmonton to Haines Junction and then north to Fairbanks. The mountain that Fraser and Ray climb in my team angst story from a couple of years ago? I climbed it!
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-30 02:40 (UTC) ()
Woah, how cool is that? I would love to go to Alaska, too, but have no idea how much time we'll be able to take.
Mal
malnpudl at 2010-09-29 20:24 (UTC) ()
*flappy hands of OMFG AWESOME*

I don't even have the WORDS.

AWESOMENESS ON PARADE
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-29 22:50 (UTC) ()
COME WEETH USSSS.....
Mal
malnpudl at 2010-09-29 22:59 (UTC) ()
Oh, god, I WISH! There's no way I could ever come with that kind of cash. But my heart will be traveling with you. I'll be making the journey alongside you in my dreams.
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-29 23:16 (UTC) ()
There will be as little cash expended as possible. Sleeping in the van (I'm hoping for a van) and such.
Luzula
luzula at 2010-09-29 20:25 (UTC) ()
You guys know I'm interested, yes? (The main thing that might stop me is that if I fly long-distance, I get major guilt over the environmental effects. /o\)

My main drawback as a traveling partner: I have no driving licence.

My advantages: I give good backrubs. Also, I will talk endlessly about botany (heh, or maybe that's a drawback).

Are you guys thinking next summer? And where would you start from? How long time do you estimate it would take?
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-29 21:19 (UTC) ()
We haven't talked extensively about it yet; I'm hoping to go at least into part of the autumn so I can maybe see the Northern Lights. Next year is a definite possibility. Not sure of where we'd start from exactly, but I want to do all of the Dempster. It'd be nice to start in the US, also, depending on time.

I want to hear all about the plants along the way, so it's all good (I think I may fall completely in love with purple saxifrage). I also heart backrubs, as my back and I don't always get along.

Maybe you could do some carbon offset kind of thing to lessen our guilt?
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-30 02:58 (UTC) ()
This is true! :D
Luzula
luzula at 2010-10-10 13:35 (UTC) ()
Augh, had written reply, but then my browser crashed and I lost the tab and forgot to write a new one. Anyway.

Next year's job situation is somewhat unsure at the moment. If I get teaching in the fall, it'll be hard to get time off after the first of September. But there's also a chance that I'll have full-time research, in which case I can take my vacation whenever I want. Annnnd there's also a chance I'll be unemployed, in which case I will happily be out traveling. I'll keep you updated.

Also, there's some darkness at night in August, at least, so you'd have a chance at the northern lights then.
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primroseburrows at 2010-10-11 01:18 (UTC) ()
I'm still not sure when we're doing this. Must have serious meeting with Ande. Definitely doing it, though. :D

Edited at 2010-10-11 01:18 (UTC)
suchthefangirl
suchthefangirl at 2010-09-29 20:43 (UTC) ()
I cannot tell you how much I would love to go with you! If you go in a few years, I'll be in Fairbanks, so I might be able to meet up with you. If you go before then, then....I'll think about it...

So. Very. Cool.
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-29 21:20 (UTC) ()
We will definitely keep you posted!
Vee
vsee at 2010-09-30 01:39 (UTC) ()
I so want you guys to do this and to take me with you in spirit.
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primroseburrows at 2010-09-30 02:38 (UTC) ()
We will send many postcards! And the trip is some time off, but we're definitely going to do it if the sky doesn't fall.
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