Author Topic: Early Spring Valdez Rendezvous?  (Read 94 times)

Offline Kobuk

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Early Spring Valdez Rendezvous?
« on: November 15, 2021, 07:38:17 PM »
-15F. tonight...6 months to go and I'm already dreaming of spring.......It's going to be a looooooooong winter! :(

I'm hoping, against great odds, for an early breakup and ice-free roads in April.  Of course I'll adjust as necessary, but am hoping for an early weather window.  I'm plotting a two week, 500-600 mile circumnavigation tour of the eastern half of PWS, with a fuel/pizza stop in Cordova...

When's the last time there was a Valdez spring Tolman rendezvous? Is it too soon to start planning a get-together? Maybe we could entice Gary and Deb down from Fairbanks. Anybody else interested?

Damn, I hate winter!
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Offline barrelroll

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Re: Early Spring Valdez Rendezvous?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2021, 02:07:55 PM »
That would be a fun trip. I wish I could make it though best case scenario I'm hoping to be putting the finishing touches on in May and am trying to stay local till the Tolman is done.

Ever think of making a southeast trip? Tow to Haines or Skagway and head south. Circling Admarality Island and possibly heading west to Sitka would be an awesome trip. Looks like it's about double the towing time and there's the Canadian border issue compared to Valdez. I know of at least 2 other Tolmans in Juneau (Mike Schlecters is supposed to be in town under new ownership and I spotted the red jumbo the guy built in a tent and did a blog on at our salmon derby), there's a great Alaskan in progress and possibly some other Tolmans around town. I know a couple great Alaskan guys are planning inside passage trips next summer and looking for other boats.

Offline Kobuk

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Re: Early Spring Valdez Rendezvous?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2021, 02:38:25 PM »
Yea, I love SE. Wish I could afford the Sitka area. :(
A SE trip might have to happen someday, after I'm done exploring PWS.
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Started: 3/2019
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