this trip has felt like every man for himself from the beginning but even i was surprised to wake up alone out here. i guess patrick got spooked
and when i wouldn't wake up, he left.

we reconnoitred at the last gas station out of fairbanks

and decided we should wash the calcium chloride off of our bikes.

but patrick forgot to wash the calcium chloride out of his nose.

we made it back to tok and to the familiar motorcycle campground.