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- Breakfast Available
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
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We had scheduled three nights at Bettles to give us a better chance of having good weather and being able to fly to the two parks. We were fortunate to have good weather and were able to fly to both, Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic National Parks on Sunday, the first of the two full days that we were there.
Kevin, the pilot for …
... day before which was a good thing since we were not looking forward to tackling steep terrain in mud with heavy bikes. Once over the pass it's like descending into a different world, almost immediately there are trees again and the contrast to what a world is like with sun is strikingly different that one with little sun. We were not very nice to our bikes on the way back to Coldfoot as we charged along at very close to full throttle at ...
... up the tent for the first time this trip. Kevin seemed absolutely giddy with excitement over sleeping in the Arctic in a tent. I on the other hand, not so much. When I opened my pannier, the strawberries had absolutely liquefied. The entire contents of the pannier smelled like fermented strawberry wine with the juice literally dripping. Apparently 260 miles of constant vibration was too much for the strawberries. Lesson learned.
The temperature ...
... why would she or does she, need to come back. She will turn 70 in a couple of weeks and she will probably cut back on tours next year". Janet was quite emotional and we were all unanimous in saying "That she has endeavoured in every way to ensure that our trip would be everything we could wish for. And it has bee". Hopefully between us all the contents of the envelope and card we presented her with, is a more than sufficient 'Gratuity' and ...
... for Sara and I while Melora and LJ were taking photos at the pullout on the mountain. It was nice to finally be in snow in Alaska. We were grateful it hadn't stuck on the roads, navigating them without snow was challenging enough.
We motored on towards Wiseman and again went to bed without any supper. Hopefully someone feels at least a little bit sorry for us. We made it to the cabin in actual daylight, even though it was ...