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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dhruv Bogra is a cyclist from New Delhi and has worked in sales in the retail industry for 25 years. Travel has been an intrinsic part of his life and he has travelled to over 20 countries and has lived and worked across India including some of its remotest parts. Since 2010, Dhruv has traversed over 25,000 kms on bicycle.