Back in camp and heading north once more
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After breaking down camp we again proceeded north on the Dalton Highway. Todays journey was some one hundred (100) odd miles to the north. We followed the river valley as it headed north into the heart of the Brooks Range that we viewed from above during the previous evening's flight. The fixes that Bill and Jody had performed on the van worked wonders. Thankfully wee had no further issues although for a while there was some definite concern on how we would continue the journey (and it makes for a bit of a boring blog entry)
Some highlights of this section of the road were Sukakpak Mountain, a large limestone mountain that stands pretty much solo and is an imposing site along the road. Further along we stopped the van along the road to pick up some extra firewood for the next two nights of camping.
Descending down onto the North Slope was like entering another world. The views expanded forever without a tree to block the site line. The arctic tundra stretched as far as the eye could see. We travelled another 30 miles from the pass to reach Galbraith Lake where the BLM has a primitive campground and which would be our home for the next two evenings. An amazing location, but more of that in the next journal entries.