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May 29, 2012 - Day 35, Dalton/Elliott Highways

Day 35, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 For the first time since we left home, I haven’t used my electric blanket at night. We turn on the space heater in the morning to take the chill off and we’re good. Today we drove north from Fairbanks on the Elliot Highway. It is paved for the first 73 miles to Livengood. Paved is a relative term. Actually, “highway” is a relative term. The paved part is two lanes with frequent damage and rough spots from frost heaves. The not paved part is a dirt and gravel one and a half lane road that cannot be defined as a...

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Jun 27, 2011 - South of Yukon River, AK - Repairs in Coldfoot on the Journey South

(Ron Writing) After a delicious breakfast of oven baked oatmeal we continued south on the Dalton Highway on our return trip from Deadhorse to Fairbanks. Our first stop was in Coldfoot, the first fuel and repair facility south of Deadhorse. The repair shop in Coldfoot didn’t have the all-steel valve stem I really wanted for the trailer tire so they installed a rubber one. It was better than no spare to get us back to Fairbanks. After replacing the valve stem, I pulled over to the gas pump to fill-up the truck. As I was pumping the gas I...

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Jun 22, 2011 - Arctic Circle, AK - Heading North

(Ron Writing) Our original plan was to head back south toward Denali National Park from Fairbanks but we’re flexible and our plans often change day-to-day. After reading some literature and talking to some people we met in Fairbanks we decided to head north to see if we could make it to the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle is defined as the most southerly latitude where the sun never sets on summer solstice and never rises on winter solstice. So, tonight, one day after the summer solstice, we should experience something very close to...

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Aug 18, 2009 - We gave it our best effort to make it to the Arctic Circle but rain got in the way.

200 DAY MILES & 3,353 TRIP MILES The day started out with heavy clouds overhead and about 45 degrees temperature, but we were determined to give it our best effort to make it up the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Circle. In the end we made it past Livengood by about 30 miles and had to turn back due to rain. The mud was as slick as ice. As you will see in the picture there were great views and it was a good ride. Somehow no one fell down so we felt good because this was the most difficult riding we did so far. Jim had our first breakdown with...

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Jun 8, 2007 - Wiseman to Livengood

The 400km ride from Wiseman back to the start of the haul road (Dalton Highway) at Livengood when smooth. The weather was good which gave me a chance to see all the scenery I had missed while comming up through the rain. Along the road I stopped and talked to a couple from Australia who were on very unusual bicycles. They looked like chairs with wheels to me with little trailers. They had flown into Prudhoe and were heading south to Calgary to see some friends, then planned on heading into the southern US for the winter. I also met 3 guys...

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Mar 31, 2006 - Driving in Alaska once again:Into Fairbanks

Woke up in the Border Motel...a good night sleep. It was not a B & B. We have gotten used to carrying our food along so we put together our breakfast, caught up on our technology needs since they had high speed internet then filled our thermos with Folgers coffee(somewhat corrosive to the stomach and we were on our way towards Tok, AK. Once in Tok we were able to reach Jeff King via phone. We had left a messege for him the night before. Since he was in Denali and welcoming us we took the turn towards Fairbanks, with the intention of...

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