July 16th 2011
Observation: The employees who work in Deadhorse, the staff at the hotel were all so polite and respectful. The hotel was super clean, The Prudhoe Bay Hotel that is, everyone opens and closes doors for you. No booze in town, hard working folks from all over the world made for just a nice short visit.
When we set out this morning we thought to ourselves why not try and get back to Fairbanks in one day? I mean it is only 800 KM of riding in unknown weather conditions as well as how the Dalton would be on the way down. I checked the weather before we left Deadhorse and it said moderate rain outside Deadhorse all the way to Coldfoot. That made it less promising that we could make it all the down but in the end we did. What a day of riding this was. Continue reading