The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II for the purpose of connecting the contiguous United States to Alaska through Canada. The first time I traveled the highway was in 1969. (I wasn't very old then, okay?) I remember many family vacations along the Alaska Highway, or Alcan -- short for Alaska-Canadian Highway. In the early days, it was largely gravel and mud. Today it is paved. The northern end is constantly under construction. Frost heaves and other northern hazards continually damage the highway, as well as the heavy traffic. Freight traveling overland to Alaska all traverses the northern end of this highway. No matter the time of day -- or year -- you can expect to meet other vehicles.
November 26th, 2013
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