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Old 08-25-2013, 08:03 PM   #86
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Day 21

Fairbanks to Coldfoot

Now we start the 800 miles of dirt road. Some of it is getting paved so it will become less and less dirt.





We stop and put rain gear on. By stopping the rain passed over in front of us so there was no need for it.



We follow the pipeline all the way north



We cross the Yukon River

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Finger mountain



Made it to the arctic circle!





We make it to coldfoot and there is a giant truck there.


We go to the visitors center there and watch a presentation on owls.



Camp just north of coldfoot. Tons of bugs.



Miles: 280


Day 22



We go back into coldfoot in the morning and gas up. We also fill 2 gatoraid bottles for extra gas. We have to go 240 miles. The bike should be able to make it so the bottles are just for backup.



Good paved road right outside town.





This day was my favorite part of the trip. The most beautiful.



Going up Atigun pass.





Then you reach the north slope.






Dirt :(


Then when we get close to the arctic ocean, the road gets slippery. Wasnt an issue because of the dirt stuff we did before. I dont mind the bike wiggling around.



Saw a heard of muskox







Just outside of deadhorse are some caribou.





So we get into town and look for the building the tour is in for the next day. We find out where to camp.



Natalie is frozen. This is her frozen walk.



We set up camp and another couple in a van. The owner of the van is Bob Munden. He is a Iron butt rider who came up a couple years ago and now decide to take his wife up in a van.

They gave us wine and hot chocolate and made us super comfortable. We were warm and then ran over to our tent and managed to sleep pretty damn comfortably.

Miles: 260
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