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Return from the Dalton Highway ?>

Return from the Dalton Highway

Winds blasted the truck, shaking it all over during my rest. Eight o’clock and wide awake. So much for sleep. I make a few calls to family and friends to let them know of my arrival. I’m surprised there was cell service up here. After my “I made it” calls I headed back down. Windy conditions broke just outside Deadhorse. Caribou grased along side the road under the crystal clear skys. Out of the blue a low lying fog quickly…

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The Dalton Highway ?>

The Dalton Highway

The Dalton Highway… Four hundred and fourteen miles of mostly dirt roads. This was my main goal in Alaska, to drive as far north as possible on dirt. Sitting in Fairbanks I stuff every possible drop of fuel into the tanks for the long haul. Here I go. The drive north was awesome! Beautiful scenery, miles and miles of it. Sunlight shined down for quite a while. This threw me off a little. Not realizing the time I continued late…

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BCV: Dalton Highway: The Reality ?>

BCV: Dalton Highway: The Reality

I’m not sure why but I very much dislike the term “bucket list”, so I will just say the Dalton Highway was on my “to do list” for a long time. I lived in Anchorage, AK for two years during high school in ’78 and ’79 and was vaguely aware there was a road to Prudhoe Bay as they had recently finished the Alaska Pipeline. The full length of the road to Deadhorse was not open to the public until…

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BCV: Dalton Highway: Her Perspective ?>

BCV: Dalton Highway: Her Perspective

For years Jim talked about driving the Dalton Highway and visiting Deadhorse at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. So of course when we planned our journey here, it was definitely on the itinerary. The morning that we set off to begin the two-day drive from Fairbanks to Deadhorse, I was very excited and anticipated a great adventure. The drive was challenging but I didn’t mind the poor road conditions, road construction and tractor-trailer rigs creating dust clouds so thick that they impaired…

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