The Allure of Travel on the Dalton Highway

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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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