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... up and it was smooth sailing.......or so we thought. It got colder and the wind was increasing as we went. Thank goodness my bike is big and heavy. It took the wind well, but it was slow going. We had hoped to get to Sioux City, but only made it to Fort Dodge. About 125 miles short of the plan.
Tomorrow we hope to ride about 450-500 miles if we can.
The overnight in the dorm was welcome, despite the VERY hard bed! We went outside and discovered evidence that it had rained during the night, so it was sure nice not to have to be packing up a wet tent! Some fruit, coffee and breakfast sandwiches were available to get us started. We lugged our luggage over to the charter truck, double-checked the expected track of the rain clouds, and headed out on the route.
Today's route included ...
Porcupine 1 plus 1 dead
Dall Sheep 3 plus
Grizzly Bears 6
Bald Eagles "lots" @ Homer "lots"
Sea Otter 5
Harbor Seals 3
Humpback Whales 3
Blacktail Deer 1
Whitetail Deer 3
Mule Deer 4
Denali National Park
Grizzly Bear 7
Caribou "lots" ...
We left Lohrville at 6:15 am. Realized our camper was trying to blow apart in Grand Forks. Repaired with Gorilla tape. Picked up rivet gun and flashing for more permanent repair in Lakota. Arrived at Haybale Heights about 6pm. Supper at casino STARTING MILEAGE 4069.5fueled at Stateline Casino$124 32.13 gal 4433.5
...Fort Dodge, that is. Yesterday we drove and drove and drove. Lots of green rolling hills that turned into flat cornfields...we did spend a good bit of the day in Iowa! (Sending a shout-out to Charles...yep, lots of corn here.) Saw some great road signs but we went past them too quickly to take photos. My favorite was the one that ...