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    Default Long boat ride on the Yukon

    1296 miles to the Innoko and a 66" bull.



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    We left the bridge on the 5th and returned on the 19th.

    On the Innoko



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    Camp 1, 5 miles above the Iditarod river confluence

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    Time to head back




    Headed North on the Yukon, somewhere below Kaltag

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    Making the run for the bridge

    Somewhere above Ruby



    The full moon was awesome





    Into the Rapids, foggy and snowing w/no track log

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    How awesome, thanks for sharing the pics.
    Congrats on a nice bull.
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    What a great trip. So how long did it take you to make the run back up to the bridge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    What a great trip. So how long did it take you to make the run back up to the bridge?
    We camped just below Nulato on Tuesday the 17th, fueled up in Nulato on Wednesday and left about 1:00, we were back at the bridge by 5:00 on Thursday the 19th.

    342 miles from Nulato to the Dalton, it got chilly when we left, finally put the side curtains up.....
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    How much fuel did you use? 600 gals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    How much fuel did you use? 600 gals?
    I used a total of 338 gallons, downstream to Nulato was 4.44 MPG. The return leg 3.35MPG and trip average was 3.8.
    Downstream we were running ~28 MPH, we were actually traveling faster on the way back to get to the bridge before dark, so running 28-32, burned a lot more fuel running at 5200 instead of 4400 RPM.

    My buddy in the open boat was running a 60HP yammie and burned ~ 255 gallons.

    So yes between the two of us we burned 593 gallons, so dang close to 600, good guess.......!
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    How did your buddy stay warm in the open boat? Did you have to pull over often to allow him to warm up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avid outdoorsmen View Post
    How did your buddy stay warm in the open boat? Did you have to pull over often to allow him to warm up?
    Heck, we never stopped on the last day.......tough guys they are.......tougher than me.....!
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    Wow that is impressive! Tough Alaskans! Congrats on the trip and great moose.

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    Congrats! Nice pictures and moose!
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    Very nice moose congrat and thanks for the pics
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    Love the pics! Great story.
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    Nice Pics Gramps. Bad to be back. Glad I was there.
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    It's all fun 'til someone shoots a moose.

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    most impressive river pics i have seen yet, thanks for sharing gramps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63chuck View Post
    Nice Pics Gramps. Bad to be back. Glad I was there.
    Chuck
    Hey Chuck, it was a good trip, good to see you checking in here now and then.......!
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    Were you running a prop or a jet? Sounds like prop performance from what you report of the mileage. Beautiful pictures! Post more!

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