You ever wonder what Deadhorse looks like? Ever wonder why so many ADV riders come here other than the Arctic Ocean? Here is Deadhorse in a nutshell. Also, in my last post I mentioned meeting a man named Ray. Well, we ended up chatting with Ray at dinner
only to find out that he is a published author and after Googling his name we found out this: Continue reading
I have read so many ride reports by other motorcyclists and have seen so many pictures of Alaska and some of the places we have been, but to be living and doing it all ourselves is a whole other story. The vastness of the Alaskan Tundra is almost overwhelming. We feel so small when riding our bikes through the mountains and plains. The views are staggering and makes us wonder why anyone would live up here throughout the winters.
The owner of the Boreal Lodge, Heidi said that her family reside in Wiseman because that is where she was raised. She said all winter is mainly spent trying to keep everything from freezing and lying low. It can get to minus 50 or 60 degrees F in Wiseman. Even colder in Deadhorse. Deadhorse is an industrial “town” open 365 days a year, 24/7. Spoke to some guys who work here and they say there are 2 shifts. Winter and Summer. When I asked if they made a lot of money to be so remote and away from their families, I got a laugh and no answer. Continue reading
July 14th 2011
I was up really early this morning about 0430. Guess you can say I was anxiously awaiting to get back on the road and see what the Dalton Highway was all about. We checked out by 0620 and were on our way to Prudhoe Bay. It’s a long ride to the actual beginning of the highway, all pavement from Fairbanks but a nice ride with some decent curves and views.