Monday, July 26, 2010

Deadhorse to Fairbanks

Yeah, that's right, we went all the way from Deadhorse to Fairbanks in one day. That wasn't the original plan. We'd planned to stay in Wiseman again but we'd gotten an early start. Part of the reason we'd started early is because I miss-read my watch and we got up at like 5:30. I watched a bit of the Wimbledon final and then we got started. We were in Coldfoot by about 1:30 so we decided to just go all the way to Fairbanks. This gave us an extra day on the trip to play with. There was already one extra day built into the itinerary so now we had two extra days.
This is one of my favorite pictures. It was right outside of Deadhorse. It was a small body of water and it's hard to tell where the water ends and the sky begins.

Here I am on the pipeline. There are many signs that say not to climb on the pipeline. I decided it was worth the risk...not too many cops along the Dalton!!

This was Atigun Pass. Mike wanted a picture of how the guardrail has taken a few hits over the years.

Trust me, that brown blob is a grizzly bear. Well, it was definitely a bear of brown color. I'm going with Grizzly!

Here's my sweetie...after we'd conquered the Dalton.

The ride to Fairbanks was pretty long. We got in about 7:30-8pm. It rained a bit on the way back. We stopped to get some lunch/dinner at the Hot Spot (at the Yukon Bridge). It was yummy. We met a nice guy from London that was riding his bicycle. That's right, I said a bicycle. He'd been to Deadhorse and was on his way back to Fairbanks. Could not imagine!!

1 comment:

Mom and Dad said...

Next year vacation on the bikes (peddling kind). Right?