Day #9 – Hess Creek – 34 mi

From the Yukon River to Fairbanks, Peter’s ride will be pretty hard. In just 126 miles he will have to ascend a total of 12.5 thousand feet. The fact that he will descend just as much doesn’t make the inclines any easier. This will be the hardest part of the Dalton Highway, and Janos confirmed that the most exhausting tracks are when the road goes up-and-down, up-and-down seemingly never ending.

You can see a Google Street View image of the Hess River Peter just passed, and below that the cross-section of Peter’s track until he gets to Fairbanks. Originally he planned to be there by Sunday or Monday. Now we estimate that he would arrive on Tuesday.

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Hess Creek

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Yukon River to Fairbanks

One thought on “Day #9 – Hess Creek – 34 mi

  1. It’s almost unfathomable to imagine the Dalton Hwy excursion and challenges being presented. Thank you for the details of the terrain for all of us to appreciated.

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