They were truly wonderful folks and I enjoyed the short time spent with them. Clare even assisted me as I spooned on my tire for the second time. Her fabulous stories and sense of humor may have distracted me while putting it on backward the first time. Who knows.
On Thursday I aim for Deadhorse and will camp somewhere near Coldfoot the first night. The ride to Prudhoe Bay is one for the record books as far as I'm concerned. On the return, the Manley Hot Springs will make for a welcome side trip to soothe my aching back and tailbone after miles of rutted and rocky roads. The semi trucks should be interesting.