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Alaska-Yukon Bus Driving Photo Album

My Life as Motorcoach Driver/Guide in the Yukon and Alaska, 1990-2013
July 24, 2005: One of the most memorable couple of days of my career occurred when I got stopped on the Taylor Highway by the massive Boundary forest fire. The Boundary Creek fire was the fastest-moving fire I've ever seen, even when it moved up from the forest into the tundra, seen here at about 7:00 pm. I had dropped my group in Eagle and they were taking the tour boat Yukon Queen back to Dawson, where I was supposed to meet them. I was caught at that spot in the middle of nowhere for 7 hours, though, and when I reached the border to get back into Canada a couple of hours after getting through the fire, it was closed. I had to spend the night (10 hours) in the bus at 35° F, and finally reached Dawson about 10:30 the next morning.

This photograph is © 2005-2017 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
A Norline Coaches MCI tour bus stopped on the Taylor Highway by a wildfire.