Left Fairbanks (Tuesday June 3rd) at 430 a.m.; as a side note it was light enough to read without the need of any light! We wanted to drive up to the Artic Circle and maybe go a little bit further but not all the way to Deadhorse as we just didn’t feel we had the time. We made it to the Artic Circle then drove an additional 75 miles north to mile marker 204 before we decided to turn around. The decision to turn around wasn’t an easy one as the scenery was getting better as we made the drive north and got closer to Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay, the North Slope and the Artic Ocean.
The first stop was at the Yukon River Camp for fuel which in the summer months is the first stop going north. Spoke with Terry the manager there and found they operate from between May and September. The price for fuel wasn’t that much more than what we have experienced on the Alaskan Highway.
The second stop was at the Artic Circle. Got there and had the place to ourselves for about 15 minutes before a big tour bus came. There’s camp sites, picnic tables where if we had the camper we could have set camp and stayed.
It began to rain on the return trip and the truck got a little dirty.
All in all just an excellent day.
See ya later from Alaska!
Sandy & Don