Beaver Creek to Yukon Discovery Lodgings – 53 Kms 14/07/16

It was a warm sunny day when I left Beaver Creek. The highway was quiet and the Alaskan range was awe inspiring! The lakes and the endless forests kept me going all day. Rode over the White river which was amazing!

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Delta Junction to Beaver Creek

The Alaska State House served up great breakfast before I set off on my ride to Tok which was 150 kms away. That night I would have to camp wild so I ensured I had enough food. Along the way I had some amazing views of rivers and met with John at Tok.

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Fairbanks to Delta Junction

It was a cold and rainy morning when I begun cycling on the Richardson highway towards my next destination which was to be Beaver Creek at the US Canada border.

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Dalton Highway: Yukon River to Fairbanks

It was a cold morning when I cycled on from the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway. There was a steep decline and in the distance I could see the road climbing steeply again. I filled my water bottles at Fish Creek, a clear water stream,cold and fresh.

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Dalton Highway – Yukon River

The Yukon river is the longest watercourse in Alaska and Canada. It starts in British Columbia, Canada and empties in the Bering sea, running for 3190 kms. It was the most important waterway during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1800s and also very important strategically during the construction of the Alaskan highway.

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Dalton Highway – Arctic Circle

The journey to the Arctic Circle took me past Gobblers Knob from where the entire Brooks range and the Koyukuk river is visible for miles.

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The Ride South to the Arctic Circle

I had started out at Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay in Alaska and was now 400 kms to the South , headed towards the Arctic Circle. A few years ago I would have never imagined that my legs would be pedalling hard at this latitude, and now I was just a few kms from the symbolic summit-the Arctic Circle.

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Coldfoot Station

Coldfoot station is that oasis of delight in the middle of an extremely dangerous and remote highway. The heart of Coldfoot is the Trucker's Cafe. It's a place to eat, drink and take a well deserved break. It serves up delicious food from hamburgers to steaks to amazing pies.

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