Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Expedition Update 1610 local time Jeep Expedition Members Cross the Arctic Circle in Canada

.At 1610 local time today,  members of Jeep Expeditions made history by crossing the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

The Dempster Highway is the only road (if you want to call it that as it is all dirt, gravel or a little of both for over 450 miles) in Canada that crosses the Arctic Circle.   It extends another 200 miles to Inuvik, NWT Canada sometimes referred to as the "Top of the World" and the end of the road, the most northern reaching road in Canada.

As far as we can tell by researching the internet,  no other Jeep Club from the lower 48 has ever planned and completed a trip to the Arctic Circle, let along twice in one week in two different countries.     There is talk of  Jeep club somewhere in the US doing the "1st Arctic Jeep Expedition"  in August but we are clearly the 1st based on our research.

We crossed the Arctic Circle the 1st time on the Dalton Highway in Alaska on July 13 on the way to Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean.    On July 14th we crossed it a second time on the way back to Fairbanks.

Today makes our third crossing and tomorrow will make our fourth and final crossing.

Jeep Expeditions is a non-profit club with 100 members based in Mesa, AZ and was formed 5 years ago.   It is open to anyone who owns a Jeep vehicle and wishes to join like minded Jeep owners for the best adventures anywhere.

www.jeepexpeditions.org

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    Leo Muller

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