Friday, June 21, 2013
The Dalton Highway goes right through the Brooks Range of Mountains. It goes over the Atigun Pass, one of the trickier parts of the road.
It turns out its one of those places to have a CB radio...
The local highway crews monitor Ch19 and can tell you when a wide load or convoy is on its way.
Another way to approach it is look up and see what is coming down...
Sometimes it is an extra-wide load. Fortunately they have lead cars well ahead of them with very friendly drivers, who just tell you to get out of the way, in plenty of time. They don't seem to mind that any old charley with a 4x4 uses the road too.
Then when they've gone you get up there as fast as possible.
As you can see the snow and ice is only just receding.