Arctic Adventure Day #2

Not much to talk about today…I should have taken pictures of our bacon and egg breakfast. It was a little cool in the tent last night – our double sleeping bag had a summer side and a winter side and we were set up for summer. The outside air temperature was in the low 50s, see we will be using the winter side from now on!

It rained most of the time during the drive, so we didn’t stop much – once for a Diet Coke in the morning, and another time to grab a quick sandwich for lunch. This was the exact same route that I did last year, and didn’t have much to say then either –

I did take a picture of Tundra looking over the Clark Fork River at lunch.

As you can see looking at the water, it is starting to rain again.

To get the full effect, here is a 10 second video during drive today.

Once we arrived at Flathead Lake, we quickly checked into our hotel room and ran off to a pizza dinner with the family. Afterwards, we stopped at Walmart to pick up a few supplies, visited Kim’s sister for a little bit, then it was off to bed.

Weather on the 4th is supposed to be much better! Hopefully the rain is done.


Alaska Ride – June 24th – Day #30

One month on the road! I think the hardest part of this trip has been the length of time away from my family. I arranged for some roses to be sent to my wife tomorrow. Hopefully she likes them!

Today started out cloudy, but dry. We had a short ride from Haines Junction to Haines…only about 150 miles. Along the way we saw a grizzly bear running away from the road – really only just got a glimpse of him.

The weather changed and it dumped on us – the temperature stayed fairly warm though. You go over a small pass to get into Haines, and as we approached the top, the visibility dropped. We had to slow way down to travel safely, and hoped that those following us did the same.

We cleared customs with no issues, and cruised on into town. After a brief stop at the visitor center, we decided to hit The Rusty Compass for some lunchtime pizza and wifi. Then it was down to check into the RV park.

The park has a sheltered area for tents, although it is on a gravel bed. We set our tents and then hung out with “the guys” – campground host “Buffalo” and Clyde (a camper on a KLR). We had leftover pizza for dinner, and then it was off to bed.