Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Looking Forward to Summer Solstice

The Weather Underground app, Wunderground, is a bit confused with our sunrise/sunset times. First and last light both say 2:00 pm since there is no “dark” at this time of year. Between sunset and sunrise, it's sort of dusk/dawn and never really getting very dark. And there are still ten more days until the Summer Solstice.

I won't be in Fairbanks for the solstice as I'm planning on going to Dawson City in the Yukon Territory for what is known as D2D or Dust To Dawson. It's about 380 miles from Fairbanks so I plan on taking two days to get there. I'm planning to stop at Thompson's Eagle's Claw Motorcycle Campground in Tok Junction which is a bit over half way. From there, you go through Chicken, AK, over the Top of the World Hwy, across the border into the Yukon Territory, cross the Yukon River on the ferry, and arrive in Dawson City.

The last time I went to D2D was in 2015 during my Ural trip to the Pacific Northwest. This trip is simple there and back again. Still on the Ural. I probably should do some maintenance before leaving but today's effort was removing the steps and stringers from the porch. The existing porch had only 4 stringers over the 15' length. Probably not enough especially in front of the door. I'm thinking of only installing four stringers just in front of the door and not have the steps go all the way across the front of the porch.

4 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Looking forward to pics re the d2d ride.....

RichardM said...

I’m looking forward to the trip. I’ll try and take pictures...

david R said...

Where are you staying in Dawson? We're in cabin 110 at the Triple J, It has a kitchen if you want to cook or refrigerate something. We'll be doing a lot of our own cooling instead of eating out.

RichardM said...

Thank you, we are in the Eldorado Hotel. I haven’t looked up to see where it is yet. Tom, the one who made the reservation, just dug up the email today and sent me a copy.

I’m sure that it doesn’t have a kitchen so I may take you up on your offer.