Jon is an early riser anyway, but when the sun comes up at 5:00am he's way early. The weather was comfortable so we ate breakfast, loaded the bikes and hit the road around 6:00am. We made a couple of stops in town to get pictures of the Mile 0 park of the Al-Can Highway and the diner where we ate lunch yesterday.
We decided to get gas at every stop today. There were some very interesting stops. When we arrived at Fort Nelson which was going to be our stopping point for the day, it was only 11:00am. After a conversation at the A&W with an old local guy (bush pilot), we decided to continue on for a couple of hours. This guy recommended the Toad River Lodge so we programmed our GPS's headed out.
At one point we were held up by road construction for 10 mins. or so. As soon as the pilot truck started rolling, it started to rain. Very slow through the muddy construction following the spray from the pilot truck. As soon as we were out of the construction area, the rain let up.
Lots of sweeping curves and steep climbs and decents. We passed through 4200 feet at one point. Considering this road is only open part of the year, it was some of the best maintained pavement we've seen so far.
Arriving at the Toad River Lodge we were surprized how friendly everyone was. The prices were good and the accommodations pretty nice for a cabin.
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