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The World-Famous Alaska Highway: A Guide to the Alcan & Other Wilderness Roads of the North

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The Alaska Highway?or the Alcan?is a portal to some of the most beautiful places in North America. Tricia Brown's best-selling guide traces this famous route, providing detailed information and tips along the way. With full-color maps and photos, this comprehensive guidebook includes details on trip preparation; considerations along the way; places to hike, bike, fish, and boat; attractions and festivals; and Alaska's famed wildlife.

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Overview

The Alaska Highway—or the Alcan—is a portal to some of the most beautiful places in North America. Tricia Brown's best-selling guide traces this famous route, providing detailed information and tips along the way. With full-color maps and photos, this comprehensive guidebook includes details on trip preparation; considerations along the way; places to hike, bike, fish, and boat; attractions and festivals; and Alaska's famed wildlife.

An award-winning author and former columnist and editor, Tricia Brown has spent more than twenty years traveling nearly every inch of Alaska's road system to write about the state and its people.

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Editorial Reviews

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Brown, who has written previously about Alaska, offers tourists a guide to highway that began as a World War II supply line. She describes detailed routes, driving conditions, rules and regulations for crossing Canada and in Alaska, historical sites, roadside attractions, guaranteed wildlife sightings, hiking and rafting opportunities, festivals and rodeos, museums and theme parks, and other features. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The World-Famous Alaska Highway is the ideal guide for anyone traveling up and down the Alaskan Highway. This compendium of historic sites, roadside attractions, dramatic views, wildlife sighting sites, recreational resources (hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, canoeing, cruising, flying, festivals, rodeos, parades, races, museums, theme parks) will ensure the success of any excursion from day trips to full-fledged vacations. The World-Famous Alaska Highway also offers practical money-saving, comfort enhancing advice on preparing your vehicle, roadway considerations and routes, as well as up-to-date contact numbers and websites for cities throughout the region and serviced by the Alaskan Highway. If you are planning just such a journey for business or pleasure, begin with a thorough reading of Tricia Brown's The World-Famous Alaska Highway! REVIEW%> DONOVAN'S BOOKSHELF
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555917494
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 306
  • Sales rank: 393,932
  • Product dimensions: 4.68 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Tricia Brown: A former columnist and editor for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the Anchorage Daily News, and Alask magazine, Tricia Brown has spent more than 20 years traveling nearly every inch of Alaska's road system to write about the state and its people. She has published numerous books on Alaska for adults and children. She and her husband make their home in Scappoose, Oregon when not exploring the 49th state.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Road to Hell? 9
1 Getting Ready 12
2 What You Need to Know, A to Z 23
3 History of the Alcan: The Soldiers' Road 38
4 The Eastern Route: Through Alberta to Dawson Creek, B.C., and Mile o 42
5 The Western Route: Through British Columbia to Dawson Creek, B.C., and Mile o 86
6 The Alaska Highway 118
7 Western Canada's Northbound Byways 169
8 Alaska's State Highways 182
9 Alaska Marine Highway System 268
Further Reading 271
Alaska Highway Distance Charts 273
Index 275
About the Author 288
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