Category Archives: Alaska Highway

Mule deer on the Alaska highway

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This mule deer was spotted on the side of the Alaska highway grazing among the lupins and tall grass.

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Bald eagle surveys a changing landscape

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Spotted alongside the Alaska highway: A bald eagle perhaps noticing the change in the leaves to fall colours.

Dust on the Alaska Highway

DSC_0362The Alaska Highway is cleaned by road crews during the summer. The road produces big clouds of dust especially when driven by heavy trucks.

Solitude of the long-distance bicycle tourist

bicy ld (Large) bicycle scenery (Large)Yukon is a place of long roads and open scenery.

Many fans of cycle tourism will travel for days on end, stopping to camp along the way.

 

 

Road work

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Yukon is roughly the size of California with a huge network of highways; some of the longest roads you’ll find in the world.

Long winters mean almost constant repairs of the asphalt during the short warm season.

A coyote outside Haines Junction

DSC_0217Spotted from the Alaska highway outside Haines Junction: A coyote wanders into the brush.

Alaska Highway scenery on the Canadian side

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Here’s a massive landscape on the road that connects Alaska to BC and Yukon.

Click to zoom in — you can see a tiny car for scale on the road. Yukon is a destination for road trip tourism and in summer the roads see hundreds of campers, RVs and motorcycles.