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Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: What about Last Frontier? on 12/17/2009 14:38:34 MST Print View

I was thinking about something with Frontier in it earlier today. Ex. Great Frontier Loop or GFL.

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
name on 12/17/2009 14:41:29 MST Print View

I just looked at the map on your website again, what about Alaska360? You are pretty much circling the state.

or Great Alaskan Adventure 4K or Alaskan Four Thousand.....

To work of the Palin thing...Going Rouge in Alaska

Just some new ideas.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
What's in a name? Alaska 2010 finalists on 12/17/2009 14:54:51 MST Print View

YT4K

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: What's in a name? Alaska 2010 finalists on 12/17/2009 14:55:58 MST Print View

AWE wins for me--Experience, not Epic. I think it speaks to the tone of the journey more. "Epic" has become so over-used that when I hear it I think of a weekend-warrior or office jock trying to one-up their story.

AK4K has no appeal to me. No ring to it, no real tone or background to it.

Might consider RAW--Real (or Remote) Alaska Wilderness

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Alaska on 12/17/2009 15:25:14 MST Print View

I like NO60

North of 60.

D S
(onthecouchagain) - MLife

Locale: Sunny SoCal
Nike: 'Just Do It' on 12/17/2009 16:00:03 MST Print View

Go do it and let the name come to you along the way...sort of the way a trail name evolves on the trail.

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
YC4K on 12/17/2009 16:14:46 MST Print View

3

The Yukon Cornelius 4K

or maybe the Rudolph Challenge

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: name on 12/17/2009 17:07:07 MST Print View

Great Alaskan Four Thousand (GA4K)

Chris Jones
(NightMarcher) - F
The Midnight Sun Hungry Mosquito Challenge on 12/17/2009 18:30:18 MST Print View

TMSHMC - The Midnight Sun Hungry Mosquito Challenge

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Re. The Midnight Sun Hungry Mosquito Challenge on 12/17/2009 18:35:15 MST Print View

Thats my favorite one yet.

Edited by Cameron on 12/17/2009 18:35:46 MST.

Ryan Linn
(ryan.c.linn)

Locale: Maine!
Re: YC4K on 12/17/2009 19:17:00 MST Print View

"The Yukon Cornelius 4K"
Chris, you just made my day.

Whatever the name ends up as, I'll be looking forward to the pics. If you get a picture of Yukon Cornelius, well... you win!

Blair Gentes
(blastreach) - F
Yukon on 12/19/2009 00:28:55 MST Print View

Definately agree the Yukon should be incorporated somehow. Just can't think of anything that slides off the tongue.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Yukon on 12/19/2009 11:33:53 MST Print View

AY4K

Andrew Skurka
(askurka) - F
Re: Re: Yukon on 12/19/2009 14:32:00 MST Print View

Boy, AY4K, so simple and obvious.

If you had your choice of the two names below, what is your choice?

Alaska Yukon Four-Thousand (AY4K)
Last Frontier Four-Thousand (LF4K)

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Re: Re: Yukon on 12/19/2009 14:55:15 MST Print View

AY4K. I think that there are some other "last frontiers" out there.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
AY4K on 12/19/2009 15:24:19 MST Print View

My vote for AY4K (or AY8K).

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Re: AY4K on 12/19/2009 15:49:04 MST Print View

definitely AY4K

sounds oddly French.....EY WHY FOR QUE?

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Y2K on 12/19/2009 16:25:09 MST Print View

If only the trip was half as long...

Julian Plamann
(julianp) - F

Locale: San Francisco
. on 12/19/2009 22:26:23 MST Print View

Another vote for AY4K

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
name on 12/22/2009 01:30:43 MST Print View

AY4K gets my vote