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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 …
After a photo of the bunch of us who made it to the top, we set off and have a cracking ride back to Coldfoot on the same road we had traveled the day before.
We are now used to the different types of gravel surfaces, the dry mud the wet mud and the roadworks, so we all make it back without incident. The Atigan pass and its mountain were just as stunning as went we had written the route yesterday.
It has been great to make it to the very top of Alaska, an achievement I ...
Day 20 Fairbanks to Coldfoot 20th June - 240 miles but lots off road
Late start today. A few bikes need repair. We finally get off at just after 10pm. One of our party had a off on his bike yesterday and broke his collar bone, so unfortunately for him the trip is over. Several of guys have decided not to do the next couple of legs as there is a lot of mud/gravel roads on the Dalton Highway to Coldfoot and Deadhorse.
So with ...
June 13, 2015 (Day 31) Arctic Circle, Dalton Highway, AK
Today we made a side trip north from Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway. This highway was built to facilitate the building of the Alaska pipeline.
Prior to the pipeline in the early 70's there was no road to the far north of Alaska. It is approximately 500 miles from Fairbanks to Prudhoe. We went about 250 miles to Coldfoot by tour van and then ...
... happened. Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise came on and Alaska's new song was born. It's just perfect and finally got that stupid chapel song out of our heads. And so it was with 90s rap music blaring that we pulled up to our cute little Tok cabin; not as cool as the previous one, but what can you do?
It was almost ten by dinner time (although the sun said otherwise) and we headed to the best restaurant in town. The only restaurant in town. Fast Eddy's. ...