The Allure of Travel on the Dalton Highway


Though we can attest to our love for driving all of Alaska’s highways, one of the ruggedest routes has been tugging at our heartstrings after a hiatus of more than 30 years.

My wife, Cheryl, and I first came to know the Dalton Highway more than a decade before it would be opened to public travel in 1994. We had struck up a deal to watch over a gold mine at Myrtle Creek during the winter months, and its owner procured the necessary permit for us to drive our two pickups laden with a winter’s worth of groceries and supplies for 15 sled dogs. 

In the steep hills south

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