Perseverance is defined as a steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement, and that is exactly what we had to do to make the voyage on the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. To reach the farthest north point on the Pan-American highway we had to take the 1,000 mile roundtrip, mostly gravel road, that really put our driving skills and minds to the test. It is a desolate highway that doesnâ€™t see many tourists, usually just semi-trucks making their trek north. We endured and made it to Dead Horse, and to tell the truth, it felt beyond bizarre and kind of empty. We had driven for the better part of a day, on a terrible road, coupled with the never-setting sun, and in the cold and came to an oil field in the middle of the tundra.
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Nelsâ€™ Notes: Nomadic Wandering Shenanigans June 5-12, 2009
June 13, 2009 – 6:30 am
By Nels Thoreson | Posted in Accomodation Reviews, Book and Media Recommendations, camping, Expedition Updates, North America, Road Conditions, USA | Also tagged Alaska, arctic Circle, arctic ocean, Athabascan, BP, Dead Horse, fairbanks, Healy, Pike's Waterfront Lodge, prudhoe bay, Ryan Bingham, The Omnivore's Dilemma, yucatan, Yukon River | Comments (0)