Can't wait.....  

curious082385 31F
4230 posts
6/24/2006 5:19 am

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7/12/2006 3:46 am

Can't wait.....

My friend had been toying with an idea for a trip for a while now and it is looking like it is going to happen. Yes, I know...medical issues first...but I'm being optimistic.

Anyway, planning on taking a whole summer and rafting the entire length of the Yukon river!
Starting at Atlin and pulling out just shy of the delta. (the route is shown there in the picture) It would take probably three months to do, four if we are really lazy.

I'm so excited and really, really hoping that everything falls into place. In addition to being a lot of fun, it would mark the end of an often life and death battle for my friend. Still hurdles to overcome before we have a complete green light on going, but he is even more stubborn then I am and things are looking good.

*skips off happily and surrounds self with maps and charts*

rm_yukonpaul 51M
1120 posts
6/24/2006 5:34 am

Next summer? Don't take too long - summers are short up there. Yukon river? Cool!

curious082385 replies on 6/24/2006 5:40 am:
Yeah...we would have to be off the river by August...early September at the very very latest, but that is cutting it really close. We would rather start in mid-May/June and finish by mid-August.

elysianpleasure 47M

6/24/2006 6:03 am

I am so jelous... wow... that sounds great!!!!

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:08 am:
It has been in planning for a long time...really hoping that we can make it happen now!

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
6/24/2006 6:06 am

Sounds wonderful! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it happens!

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:09 am:
Mine are crossed too...thank you!

caressmewell 53F

6/24/2006 6:27 am

This sounds like it would be an awesome trip...I hope things work out so you both can go.

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:10 am:
So do I...just a few more hurdles in the way and then we can get down to serious planning.

marywannado 43F

6/24/2006 7:36 am

Sounds like lots of fun,, damn you do some crazy shit....

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:28 am:
Yep, the crazy shit is the most fun!

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
6/24/2006 8:19 am

Oh what fun...have spent the past month doing the same. Keep us posted - vicarious trips are fun, too.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:29 am:
Well this one is at least a year away...

toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
6/24/2006 9:32 am

oh boy... i can just see you being chased by alaska rangers for skinny dipping... or worse yet, a huge bear stealing your clothes... lol...
have fun.

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:31 am:
Skinny dipping in the Yukon!?!?!?! Hell no...I've been on that river's fucking cold!

seek_u_topia 50M

6/24/2006 10:21 am

wow! that sounds so cool. what a great time. I spent a summer traveling in Alaska after grad school and it was amazing, but to spend that much time on the Yukon would be an unbelievable experience. I really hope you can make it happen!

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:33 am:
I have spent some time up there and would love to go back. The country is...breathtaking and magnificent.

Choozmi 50M

6/24/2006 10:48 am

Medical issues? What medical issues? Is everyone okay?

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:35 am:
He just has some long-term and very serious medical issues that need to be resolved first. Things are looking good and progressing well, but still not back to 100% and won't be for a while.

MaggiesWishes 59F

6/24/2006 12:36 pm

Woohoooo! AND I'll make sure you have the time off from your position here at Cozy Cove General ATTENTION~ ARE YOU READY BLOGVILLE RESIDENTS? Cozy Cove General Hospital Summer Picnic 2006
OH, we do need you as many of the tents/clinics are filling up and the Nurses just can't handle it ... please clock in for awhile and then enjoy the fun & games. OH, this will be paid in "comp time"

Nurse Maggie RN, DON (Diva of Naughtiness)

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:39 am:
Thanks! Since I'm sure we'll still be busy, I'll be sure to request the time off well in advance.

000TBoy 42M
194 posts
6/24/2006 5:20 pm

Hope it happens! LOL at Froodian policeman too!!!That's th trouble with being gorgeous!! happy weekends and hello by the way!

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:42 am:
Thank you...both for the well-wishes and the visit.

HBowt2 58F

6/24/2006 5:57 pm

green with envy.....can well believe you are skipping with joy...

curious082385 replies on 6/25/2006 1:44 am:
I couldn't stop smiling the whole time we were talking about it!

bulging_boy 49M

6/25/2006 2:54 am

Awesome girl... just fucking awesome.

Just make sure you stay away from those Deliverance freaks.

Damn that movie gave me the jitters.

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel like a pig. You sure got a purty mouf


curious082385 replies on 6/27/2006 5:41 am:
Why do you always have to remind me of scary stuff???

rm_KirkVW44m 54M
688 posts
6/25/2006 3:48 am

The longest whitewater/river rafting trip i've experienced was about 3 days on the Snake River. Class 4 and 5 rapids and well just pure fun in my book. Well that was when i lived out west.. Got married and wife cant swim so that takes dangerous water adventures off the menu for me. Reguardless your trip sounds wonderful and something that i think would be a blast.. Have fun.

curious082385 replies on 6/27/2006 5:42 am:
The Snake is an awesome run too! Have you ever done the Green River? That was my first whitewater trip...beautiful, amazing country.

marywannado 43F

6/25/2006 4:00 pm

Yeah, the crazy shit is the most fun...

curious082385 replies on 6/27/2006 5:43 am:
Damn straight!!!!

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
6/30/2006 5:58 pm

Can you raft till Malaysia?

curious082385 replies on 7/4/2006 12:05 am:
Ummm...I don't think so. Rafts don't tend to handle ocean waves very well.

frbnkslady 48F
6183 posts
7/8/2006 3:58 pm

I do hope you will be able to take your trip. I have yet to make it up that way and I live here... You have time to get totally prepared and if you need any help or info from AK, please do not hesitate to ask. Will gladly provide what I can. T


curious082385 replies on 7/12/2006 3:49 am:
I might just take you up on that offer...thank you!

It will be a while though...there are medical issues that have to be cleared up first.

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