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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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I realise this clubTREAD however I would like to post the question: Does anyone know of a true "backroads" map for the Yukon. I have the Milepost etc. I really mean backroads, not Top o' the World, Dempster or similar.
Thank you for any help.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 03:24 PM
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I don't know of any particular book, but the north (Yukon and Alaska) and completely riddled with unofficial 4x4 roads that go from here to there and everywhere in between. I know that's not much help, but it's the best I could come up with!
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much. That's exactly the roads I want a map of. We have great map books for BC but the Yukon is lacking. So, again, if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
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It was my experience that there are very FEW roads in the yukon, a 4x4 is pretty much a waste up there.
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There are a fair amount of roads up there, mostly mining exploration roads.
One thing you have to be careful of is when the 24 hour sun is up in the early summer a road may seem very solid but the perma-frost underneath can melt and turn it into a mud hole in a matter of days.

Heck I once got stuck driving into a gravel pit along the highway.
The gravel pit was what I thought really solid but after camping there for a week or so I got stuck trying to drive out.

The perma-frost melted and most of it became all soft.
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a lot of the work up there for the oil industry servicers slows down when the ground
warms up. The colder and harder the ground the better .
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300k scale NTS maps?
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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that would be great, Matt
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