So, another day. We get a late start, but we make good time. The first half of The Dalton Highway is in good to very good condition. Yahoooo…… Good thing we bring an extra ten gallons of fuel. They make it sound like there is more fuel than there actually is. We use every gallon we have to get to Coldfoot. Coldfoot is considered the halfway point to Prudue Bay, or sometimes called Deadhorse. It has been pretty much raining the whole time we are on the road. We need fuel to go any further. Finally find a fuel depot, down a side road. The parking area is a huge mud pit with lots and lots of trucks, tandem trailers. Every vehicle is covered in mud. Top off all three tanks and hit the road to locate a place to camp. Go down a dirt road and find a nice quiet place to spend the night. It has been a long day.
We make plans to start our day much much earlier than we had that day. To much driving for one day on back country road. It would appear that up to this point we are one of the very few private vehicles on the road. I would guess 200 trucks to one vehcile travel this road.
Be patience now. It gets better, or as I like to say ‘more interesting.” Oh yea…….