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OneMatch
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12/13/2014 11:13AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
BeaV leaves the Yukon R to paddle upstream on the Chandalar en route to find his Alaskan cabin which he left there in 1989.

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Have fun,
Jerry

Paddle To, Through and Around Alaska - Part 8 - The Chandalar River
 
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12/13/2014 08:26PM  
Tough going there, but nice looking country.
 
Davkumi
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12/14/2014 08:24AM  
Thanks so much, this has been an awesome trip up to now! In watching all this unfold I am relieved to know that BeaV made it back alive, otherwise I would think that all this video footage was being shown posthumously after they recovered the body!
 
12/14/2014 11:46AM  
quote Davkumi: "I am relieved to know that BeaV made it back alive,"
Kind of wrecks the story doesn't it! OK, how about this, maybe he didn't make it back, maybe I'm just a falsified screen name :)

Things are about to get a lot tougher, though.

 
HighPlainsDrifter
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12/15/2014 09:46PM  

Good segment. I can see the tundra ahead. My feet are tired just watching the slog along the river. That fast water capsize did not sound good, but you provided a bit of humor with the "yard sale" goods displayed on the shore.

Lonely country up there........ you can feel it in the footage

I would like to know what you are using for boots and where you finally found your 2 fishing lures ;)

 
Savage Voyageur
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12/16/2014 06:34PM  
Man that was some tough sledding. I'm glad you found your lures.
 
DougD
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12/17/2014 07:40PM  
What is the material used in the canoe? Kevlar, Carbon, both? That stretch of river had to be brutal on the canoe. Did you have some resin/epoxy and fabric for repairs?

I appreciate you sharing, these videos are bringing me considerable enjoyment.
 
JackpineJim
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12/17/2014 10:38PM  
BeaV,
I tip my hat, you earned my respect! You made a very entertaining video too.

Jim
 
12/18/2014 10:15AM  
Can't stop watching......

Home with a sick kid. Since she isn't feeling too bad, I am totally enjoying my day off. But my eyes are about to bug out of my head, so I guess I'll take a break...
 
12/19/2014 09:22PM  
quote HighPlainsDrifter: "I would like to know what you are using for boots and where you finally found your 2 fishing lures ;) "
The hip boots were Chota Hippies and the wading boot worn over the Hippies is Korker Konvertibles.

I don't remember where those two Blue Fox spinners were hiding, but was happy to have found them. Then I lost one right away snagged in the rocks. Then there was one but one was enough.
 
12/19/2014 09:31PM  
quote DougD: "What is the material used in the canoe? Kevlar, Carbon, both? That stretch of river had to be brutal on the canoe. Did you have some resin/epoxy and fabric for repairs?"
Kevlar and many layers. This layup was incredibly tough. I had epoxy and felt repair kit with me but never needed to fix the boat. I did use this repair kit to patch up my paddles four times, though.
 
MacCamper
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12/21/2014 03:02PM  
My wife took a few moments and began watching your story with me. Sort of surprised her and she shares my admiration of you and your adventure. Went back to the first leg and appreciated the distance you have come both physically and, well, physically. Downloaded firefox as was suggested and am much, much happier with the presentation quality.
Thanks for the inspiring footage.
Mac
 
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