Today’s Trip consists primarily of Photos along the
(Be sure to click on the photos for the full dramatic look)
At mile 179 from Deadhorse is the last Spruce tree on the
Last Spruce Heading North
One of the most striking features as you cross
After we crossed over
We noticed that the mountain erosion here did not look like the erosion in most of the mountains the lower 48 states. There is more rubble at the lower end of the canyons and they are not washed clean, leaving larger rocks and boulders, like you would see in the
Most days had some clouds at different
Dropping further down towards the plains and eventually the tundra, we came in sight of the
Martha made one last photograph of the terrain before dropping down into the valley between the hills. It features marshland and Pump station #2. This is called Last Chance station and has a pullout for viewing the Coastal Plain. Migratory birds from around the world come here to nest. Porcupine and Central Arctic Caribou herds migrate through here, to and from the calving grounds.
Bird watchers come here to view King eiders, Spectacled eiders,
To the east of the road is the Franklin Bluffs, a low range of bluffs from a worn-down range of hills. It was a welcome sight since it is only 50 miles from Deadhorse.
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We hope you have enjoyed this week’s episode of mostly Photography.
18,000 miles, 16 weeks, 16 western states including
No chronological order, just anything of interest that got in front of our cameras.