Thursday, June 14, 2012

1:15 AM Comes Early - BRRRrrrrr !

This morning, we departed the ferry at Haines, AK and headed north - towards the BC border. It was about 42• F. After about 40 miles we came to a stop. The border was barricaded - it wouldn't open till 7 am. We had 4 hours to wait. Time to get some rest. With no place to go (in the middle of nowhere) we laid down on the pavement and slept. It wasn't bad & no rain. When we cleared Canada Customs, it got very cold (33• F) - as we rose into the mountains. Snow was everywhere and deep. We ended the day at Beaver Creek, Yukon. My partner "Sarge" was frozen. I fared much better. We came across many bikers doing the "Iron Butt - Ultimate Coast to Coast Ride" - from Key West, Florida to Prudhoe Bay, AK. There was Howard, Brad, Jerry & a family of three with a motorcycle/side car (dad, mom and 6 year old daughter. All very mentally tough. Amazing! - see picture.

1 comment:

  1. WOW I am all caught up on your trip...sorry about the raina nd that you missed Bob...I am almost finished my tour and now will read more often ...Great trip ...Thanks for the updates..
    Gail and Bob