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June 13, 2009 - The two RV Gypsies went on an
Alaska Backcountry ATV Adventure Tour

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Alaska's backcountry beauty is beyond compare. This trip took the two RV Gypsies on an 8-hour day trip to an untamed frontier of glacial wonder and amazement. The guide carried a gun in case there is danger from wildlife.
Karen Duquette and the truck holding the ATV's
the truck holding the ATV's
the back of the truck
Lee Duquette
Karen Duquette
Karen Duquette
The two RV Gypsies decided to ride together so that Karen could take still pictures and movie pictures while Lee drove the ATV. The movies can be seen by choosing the TOC button above, then selecting "Movies /Videos". But first, please continue on down this page.
the two RV Gypsies ready to go on an adventure
the beginning into the backcountry of Alaska
The first water they went through, the ATV stalled and the two RV Gypsies had to be towed out of the water by their guide. However, they were able to continue their adventure. While stalled, the ATV was slightly tipped, and the water was about to overflow onto Karen's seat - this is all on the movie film. What a great beginning.
 
The river below had to be crossed in order to get to the glacier. However, due to heavy rain on the previous evening, the river was not crossable, so the group never reached the glacier, although they continued to try in several different spots.
the river
Karen Duquette filming
Karen Duquette giving the thumbs up sign
Karen Duquette
another part of the river
another part of the river

It began to rain, and Karen put on a poncho, but the rain did not last very long.

Karen Duquette
the two RV Gypsies
Karen Duquette checking out the river
the guide cooking lunch
lunch time
driving through a narrow path
the woods beside us

One of the ATV's tipped over, when the wife bumped into the back of her husband's ATV. Nobody was hurt.

One of the ATV's tipped over.
One of the ATV's tipped over.
One of the ATV's tipped over.
One of the ATV's tipped over.
On the "road" again - through thick mud, water & sharp turns in the woods
driving through mud
driving through muddy watter
the uncrossable river
the uncrossable river
Lee Duquette checks out the river
the uncrossable river
the uncrossable river
the uncrossable river
checking out the river during a break
Crossing a small part of the river
- but not the major part
break time
The gravel and wildflowers at the end of the ride
the gravel and wilflowers at the end of the ride
the gravel and wilflowers at the end of the ride
the gravel and wilflowers at the end of the ride
the gravel and wilflowers at the end of the ride
the gravel and wilflowers at the end of the ride

Alaska's backcountry beauty is beyond compare. Although no wildlife was seen on this journey, and the Knik Glacier was unreachable, it was still a wonderful and unforgettable experience. That's why the two RV Gypsies returned to this area on July 24th because they really wanted to get to the Knik Glacier (and they did). You can get to the second ATV tour and see Knik Glacier from the Alaska button above and choose item 19, OR you can continue the journey in order by viewing the photos in Whittier below. Don't worry - you will still see the second ATV ride as it appears in order.

(Note: However in 2016, the two RV Gypsies returned here for a third time and brought three other people for the tour. They had a different guide, who in the opinion of the two RV Gypsies, was negligent and Karen had a bad ATV accident. All ATV rides can be reached through the TOC button at the top of any page and choosing the letter A.)

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