The Dalton Highway

Days 14-15

The Dalton Highway adventure!  We spent two days driving north from Fairbanks, avoiding humungous potholes and speeding truck drivers.  We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the scenery was, with fall foliage in full force especially on day 1.  Day 2 was a little more taxing but we passed a wonderful mountain range and saw our first snow of the season.  In between these two days we camped wild (in the back of our car making full use of our -20f sleeping bags), christening our mini gas stove for the first time and setting up a small campfire.  Towards the end of the second day we finally arrived in Deadhorse.  We’d made it to the most northern settlement in the US!  All that was left for us to do was take a short 45 minute flight to Barrow.  However, disaster was just around the corner…

Pete Mel