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Images of Alaska's Taylor Highway

An Explorer's Guide to the Taylor Highway
This picture of the tour bus I drive was taken on the Taylor Highway south of the small village of Eagle, Alaska, on July 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. (yes, we use the term "highway" quite loosely!). 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. I was caught at that spot for 7 hours, and when I reached the border to get back into Canada a couple of hours after getting through the fire, it was closed so I had to spend the night (10 hours) in the bus at 35 degrees F. Luckily, my tour group was on a boat trip, headed for the town I was driving to (Dawson City, Yukon). Yes, life in the North is always an Adventure!

This photograph is © 2005-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
2005 Boundary Creek Fire - Taylor Highway, Alaska