The Alaska Highway :
Dawson Creek to The Rocky Mountains in British Columbia.
ALL Photos © K. Dewey, School of Natural Resources, Applied Climate Sciences, UNL.
|20 miles from Dawson Creek, a smooth well paved road.||Approaching the Peace River Bridge|
|A natural gas line crossing the Peace River||Looking west along the Peace River|
|One of many warnings about wildlife on the roads||One of many abandoned service areas along the Highway|
|Midway between Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson||The first view of the Rocky Mountains along the Highway|
|About 100 miles south of Fort Nelson||About 50 miles south of Fort Nelson.|
|20 miles west of Fort Nelson is a highway up to the southern portion of the Northwest Territories. We instead continued on the Alaska Highway & entered the Northwest Territories in the northern Yukon much later in this trip.||According to the RCMP, almost all accidents
are single vehicle accidents along this highway and result from
#1 hitting a wild animal, or #2 driving too fast for road conditions or, #3 falling asleep while driving.
|The Alaska Highway enters the Rocky Mountains||The Alaska Highway enters the Rocky Mountains|
|The last of the excellent road conditions||The first of many road breaks with a loose gravel|
|The rough winter conditions breaks up this road each year||The pavement abruptly ends with a dusty loose gravel.|
|This is another abandoned business along the Highway||This is near the Continental Divide|
|Summit Lake as the Highway reaches its highest point||the Alaska Highway enters a spectacular canyon|
|Wildlife along the highway at the summit||spectacular mountain views along the road|
|Late afternoon, first day on the Alaska Highway||Late afternoon, first day on the Alaska Highway|