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

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From the southernmost community of Homer to Deadhorse, the northern end of the road that meets the Arctic Ocean, this guide details routes, driving conditions, unique people, and all that awaits the adventurous traveler along the way. 90 full-color photos and 6 maps. Wending through breathtaking mountain vistas, along sparkling streams and lakes, over the Canadian Rockies and into the Last Frontier, the Alaska Highway is a portal to some of the most beautiful places in all of North America. Once a WWII supply ...

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From the southernmost community of Homer to Deadhorse, the northern end of the road that meets the Arctic Ocean, this guide details routes, driving conditions, unique people, and all that awaits the adventurous traveler along the way. 90 full-color photos and 6 maps. Wending through breathtaking mountain vistas, along sparkling streams and lakes, over the Canadian Rockies and into the Last Frontier, the Alaska Highway is a portal to some of the most beautiful places in all of North America. Once a WWII supply line known as ALCAN, this historic byway has become a destination unto itself. The guide also includes information on Alaska's state highways that connect far-flung communities. With details on routes, driving conditions, unique people, and all that awaits the adventurous traveler along the way, this book includes: roadway information for routes through Canada, historical sites, recreation hot-spots, festivals, parades and more!

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Brown is a writer, editor, freelancer, program and book developer, journalist, quilter, mother, grandmother and wife. Her work has been nationally honored for compassionate, insightful depictations of Alaska natives and for children's literature. She began her award-winning literary career in journalism, and in 1984 was the founding editor of 'Heartland", the Sunday magazine of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Later she wrote for the Anchorgae Daily News, then shifted into editing the popular monthly magazine Alaska, with a readership of more than a quarter million. She holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: North to Alaska     7
Planning and Packing     11
What You Need to Know, A to Z     21
History of the Alcan: The Soldiers' Road     37
The Eastern Route: Through Alberta to Dawson Creek, B.C., and Mile 0     41
The Western Route: Through British Columbia to Dawson Creek, B.C., and Mile 0     91
The Alaska Highway     125
Western Canada's Northbound Byways     177
Alaska's State Highways     191
Alaska Marine Highway System     273
Further Reading     275
Alaska Highway Distance Charts     277
Index     279
About the Author     288
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