What a fantastic day here on the North Slope of Alaska! 54 degrees and barely a light breeze. I drove down to my favorite spot by Caren Pond, and did my typical 5 mile run up and down the Dalton Highway. First time ever that I could actually run with a T-shirt and no coat, no gloves, no hat! Wow it was amazing. Not a cloud in the sky either. It felt so great. I am not moving any faster though. I haven't figured out how to really force myself to run faster. My legs seem to pick a certain speed and rebel if I try to go faster. But I try to push as hard as I can.
On the way back I saw the musk ox herd. 3 little babies among the big ones too. I had heard that a grizzly killed at least one baby, but I was happy to see that there are still some left. I ran into some people from Oregon who drove up and were also looking at the musk ox herd. They were a little far away for great photos but at least I did get one to show that I really did see them.