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North America » United States » Alaska » Dalton Highway June 13th 2018

This post is simply to let you know that I am on a new adventure and have a new website/blog on which I will put my stories and pictures. If you want to follow, you can go to cathmandu.com, click on the CAT project and choose “blog” from the menu. You can also subscribe to the blog by choosing “subscribe” in the menu and entering your email address. I hope to see you there! ... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Dalton Highway April 5th 2018

Last April, on my flight from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, Alaska to see the Aurora borealis, I returned to Fairbanks on the famous Dalton Highway. It tracks along the famous Alaska pipeline, through and over some rough and tumble country, including the frozen Yukon River. Here is Mental Floss view of the Dalton: "Sick of traffic? Try heading for Alaska’s Dalton Highway, considered the least-traveled road in the United States, url=https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/03/americas-loneliest-roads-are-gems-hidden-in-plain-sight/555779/CityLab reports. The 414-mile highway, traversed largely by a handful of truckers and passing through only a few small towns, sees the fewest cars per year of any road in the U.S., according to America’s Quietest Routes, an interactive website made by ur... read more
A Calm Dalton Highway
An icy, snowy Dalton Highway
Near the famous lemonade stand outside Fairbanks

North America » United States » Alaska » Dalton Highway January 7th 2018

Well, it had to happen. Home for 5 years and I've come to the conclusion that I need a bit of a challenge. Way too comfortable here. Mind and legs turning to mush. Plans afoot to get mind, legs and the trusty KKK ( Koga, Kit and Kaboodle) up to Deadhorse toward the end of June this year. 5 years older, slower and slightly more stupid. It's this year or never. More anon or when I have something more ummm, worthy to impart. Don't hold your breath. Nick aka Dr Slow aka Cyclopath... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Dalton Highway June 10th 2017

For sleeping in a place where the lights never go out, we actually slept quite well. We went to the dining room at the agreed upon time, involving a long walk across the foot bridge from the dormitory for breakfast. We sat down with Mike who was busy chowing down on his hot breakfast with coffee. He says he needs the coffee to stay awake, and we didn’t see anything wrong with that. I got an over-sized chocolate chip cookie and a Dr. Pepper; and, shared the cookie with Sharon. We’ve pretty much noticed two things about the diet of Alaskans: They love their chocolate chip cookies and the love Dr. Pepper. Both are found in abundance just about everywhere we’ve gone. We needed to be on the road at 7:15AM sharp, and Mike had made ... read more
Mike our Guide in Jack's Cabin
Dall Sheep on Jack's wall
Jack explaining about the Chapel

North America » United States » Alaska » Dalton Highway August 6th 2016

6 Aug 2016: Today we hired The Northern Alaska Tour Co. to take us up to the Arctic Circle by van. The tour company offers a number of what it bills as adventures up into the Arctic. One is a one day round trip flight to Point Barrow, AK which we were tempted to take but it was costly and we elected to take this drive instead. Having never been up there before, we preferred to let someone else drive so we could pay attention to the sights and learn from someone knowledgeable with the area. Our guide picked us up at the RV park at 0545. We drove to their headquarters where we received an orientation, completed our lunch order and got into the van, a 16 passenger bus with huge, super clean windows. Owing ... read more
Start of Dalton Highway
Distant Pingo
The Roller Coaster

North America » United States » Alaska » Dalton Highway August 9th 2015

At the strong recommendation of resident Alaskans, we took a spontaneous trip up the Dalton Highway from Livengood (real name!) above Fairbanks north towards the Arctic Ocean. This road was built as the “haul” route to support the construction and maintenance of the infamous Trans-Alaska oil pipeline that travels 414 miles from Prudhoe Bay to the terminus at Valdez on the southern Prince William Sound. In addition to following the path of the pipeline, the Dalton Highway provides the only drivable access to the unique Brooks Range and the vast plateau beyond. The main landmarks are: the Dalton Highway sign at the beginning, the Yukon River, Arctic Circle, the Atigun Pass, a... read more
Dalton Highway map
Truck Passing on Dalton Highway
Terry at the Yukon River




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