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Alaska 2008 Ride Report
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On the ferry Day 10: North to Alaska

June 21, 2008 - Dawson to Fairbanks

Since I'd been up to 1:30AM the night before it was 11:00AM before I hit the road. Took the ferry across the Yukon River to the start of the Top of the World Hwy. Very aptly named, it runs along a high ridge with incredible views, especially to the north. It's mostly dirt/gravel, but in very good shape. Running along at 50-60 MPH was no problem.

Crossed into the US and then down into Chicken (Chicken Facts), had lunch at the cafe there. The salmon burger was very good, but I should have really had the pie. :) Didn't see it until after they'd started cooking the burger. Oh well, just means I have to go back, right??

From there it was just a couple miles more of dirt and then pavement the rest of the way to the Al-Can, and then to Fairbanks. Just another day of beautiful weather and amazing scenery. :) Fairbanks is kind of an odd town, not many hotels and with it being the solstice the town was pretty full. Finally got a room though.



On the ferry
On the ferry
Top of the World
Top of the World
Top of the World
Top of the World
Border Crossing
Border Crossing
Border Crossing
Border Crossing
Random Mountains
Random Mountains
Chicken
Chicken
Mmmm Good
Mmmm Good
The Al-Can
The Al-Can
The Al-Can
The Al-Can

Intro   *   Day 1  *   Day 2  *   Day 3  *   Day 4  *   Day 5  *   Day 6  *   Day 7  *   Day 8  *   Day 9   *  Day 10  *   Day 11  *   Day 12  *   Day 13  *   Day 14  *  
Day 15  *   Day 16  *   Day 17  *   Day 18  *   Day 19  *   Day 20  *   Day 21  *   Day 22  *   Day 23  *   Day 24

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