On my way back I spotted Birdie. She was headed to the Keystone in search of soda.
We checked the Keystone breakfast and helped ourselves to some fruit and yogurt, juice, and another cup of week coffee. Birdie found some soda in the vending machine, and soon we were on our way back to pack up the bikes.
Our mission for the day was to ride the entire length of the Richardson highway to Fairbanks.
We headed north out of Valdez under drizzly skies. The pass was looking threatening, with clouds on all the peaks. Being pure of heart mostly paid off again as the pass was clear.Zookeepers bike was having fuel supply drama so it took us a while to get back to Copper Center for some real roadhouse food.
The Richardson highway travels through the Copper River Basin. Hear are the clear headwaters of the Copper River. Salmon swim all the way up past Copper Center, and when I checked the mileage to the way point I set at Child's Glacier, Zumo showed it was 140 miles down stream. Wow, those are some fish.
Fall Foliage along the Richardson Highway
The spawning salmon were gone from this stream but plenty of small salmon were spotted in the clear water.We made it to Fairbanks, and so did Zookeeper. We think he got his fuel drama solved? Peppermint and I got to do some shooting at Creamers Field
The Sand hill Crain’s have flown south but Canadian Geese were plentiful.
Canadian Geese Take Flight at Creamers Field Fairbanks
Fairbanks was the only place on the Run where we got to see bright sunshine, and blue skies.
The evening I was shooting these shots it was just before the sun set. The light was just wonderful