It rained for most of the night. Which made me glad that I didn't have to pack up a wet tent in the morning. After having a cup of coffee, I packed up and headed for Beaver Creek, which was 55 km away, hoping that I had enough gas. About a third of that distance was done behind a pilot car due to more road construction. I made it easily and didn't even have to switch back to reserve again. That was 275 km. I stopped at the Alaska border sign to take the obligatory photo. It must really be the end of the season as I was the only one there. The border guard had questions about the Ural as he had been looking at getting one and was surprised to hear that the dealer had moved to Delta.
The Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge visitor's center was about 10 miles after the border crossing and was a good place to stop and do things such as put away my passport, switch the units on the GPS back to "Statute" and put in my earplugs. As you can see from the flag, I still have a head wind to deal with though it is pretty moderate compared to the wind at Haines Junction. The pano below was taken from the deck of the visitor's center.
Upon reaching Tok Junction, I stopped at Fast Eddy's restaurant as they have a nice salad bar. The last time I had a decent salad was in Pasco, WA. After lunch and checking the weather, I went to Eagle's Claw Motorcycle Campground just south of Tok. The weather is supposed to be beautiful tomorrow and it's around 200 miles to Fairbanks. Tonight, the temperature is supposed to drop to about 36°F so I opted for the "bunkhouse" option for the same price as a campsite. The cabins have a propane heater and I must be getting old. Or my sleeping bag is getting old…
Today was about 240 km.