Sometimes we might do extraordinary things to get that  geocache…..I recently took on the Dempster Highway to get 2 special geocaches.

 

I’m currently traveling across North America in a Roadtrek RV and geocaching as I travel. I recently heard that biking the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle is a challenge few take on – and decided to try it.

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Of course, I checked if there were any geocaches along the way and was happy to find there was an Arctic Circle geocache and a North Territories Province geocache at the border – allowing me to earn some geocaching kudos to my tally.

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Now the only problem was – how do I bike 487 miles of the Dempster Highway with my husband, my 2 dogs, and enough gear to camp and survive for 7 days. The highway has very limited facilities, so you are pretty much on your own.

We gathered up the equipment we needed and off we went.

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Ready to take on the Dempster Highway

 

Off we went on our journey – traveling over 200 miles to Eagle Plains and only 20 miles away from the Arctic Circle geocache. But tragedy befell us with a bike accident – a bike trailer wheel flew off – and it ended our Dempster Highway geocache trip early…

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Bike Accident on the Dempster Highway

 

I was disappointed to not get those 2 special geocaches in the Arctic Circle and in the Northwest Territories….and will have to have this picture from the Visitor center as my “so close but so far” memory.

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My Arctic Circle “so close but so far” memory

 

How far would you go (or have been) to get a geocache?

 

 

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