Ok what do you do when you have 3 1/2 hours to kill? You take a Jeep out “INTO THE WILD”. If you saw the movie or read the book then you would know about the Stampede Road and that was the road we went on. No need to go into all the details. People – Sharon/Don, Pat/Jim, Marilyn/Larry, Jo/John, Carol & me are the adventurous ones. We got the “Call Of The Wild” to go “Into The Wild”. Later Mary/Gary and Claudette/Jim met us out there in their own jeeps. So, here we go.
Then we stopped and walked on the tundra and learned some stuff. Basically where we were standing the ice was about two-three below the surface.
Yep, right there and it looks so innocent. I was just enough into the tundra that the jeep slipped down on the right side. I wanted to get that special angle to throw a little mud. They pulled us out on the second attempt with another Jeep. The guide said he knew for some reason I would be the one. I think everybody told him before hand about my liking to mud from the ATV ride had something to do with his reasoning.
This is Ron. He stays out here six days at a time. No vehicle or RV – nothing except tents. No electricity, nothing…….food and wood and a porta potty for us. He prepares the food for the three tour groups that come out here each day.
We got entertained while we ordered and ate. Seems like the owner, Rose (waitress) and her Husband like to make fun as they worked. They picked on us but we continued to ask the tourist questions. The food was so so but who cares if you can smile and don’t get sick from eating it.
That’s part of the excitement and none of the stories we were told about Pistol Pete or “the Bus”.