Road trip along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline

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We are all about oil in Alaska.  Whether you are pro- or anti-development, taxes from oil revenues provide 90% of Alaska’s state budget. Driving North on the Dalton Hwy, or “Haul Road” as it is locally called the trans-Alaska oil pipeline is ubiquitous.  The road was/is used to supply the oil fields all over the North Slope of Alaska and has been open to the public for many years. This post is a small photo tour from Fairbanks north through the Yukon River valley, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in autumn.  That’s right, its fall here already.  Next week I will post about the hunt that happened at the end of this drive.

This first photo was shot from the road just North of Fox, Alaska.

We are nearing Livengood, Alaska

Yukon River out the East side of the bridge

Yukon River from…

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