Worlds Away on the Accessible Lake Louise Road

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Just hours after handing over a fistful of cash in exchange for a lovely, 14-foot Mad River canoe, Emmie and I head northeast on Alaska’s Glenn Highway to explore Lake Louise Road and christen our new watercraft with some trout slime. Even though it connects to one of Alaska’s most well-beaten thoroughfares, Lake Louise Road still feels nicely out of the way.

Sure, it’s paved, but it’s also dotted with a galaxy of frost-heaves and potholes that require stopping to check your tire pressure (and your canoe straps) often. The road is also fringed with dozens of lakes, many of which are stocked with rainbow trout or arctic char

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