THE ALASKA HIGHWAY: A PORTRAIT OF THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP
Author: Erwin & Peggy Bauer
Publisher: PUBLISHERS GROUP WEST, May 2003
A lively tour in words & pictures of the famed 2-lane highway. Beginning at Dawson Creek & taking the reader Northwest, the book's photos & narrative reveal flora, fauna, & geology a traveler may encounter in each section of the highway. Interesting historical facts also pepper the text. Colorfully describes ideal locations for camping, hiking, eating, fishing, wildlife viewing, & even natural hot springs bathing. 8x7 inches, 80 pgs.
A celebration in photographs of the lure of the open road by two of the world's preeminent photographers.
Originally built for military access during WW II following Pearl Harbor, the Alaska Highway now sees thousands of travelers annually. Unlike in the 1950s, when Erwin Bauer first drove the highway, it is now almost completely paved, and many curves have been straightened. The highway runs 1,422 miles from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska.
Beginning at Dawson Creek and taking the reader Northwest, the book's photographs and narrative reveal flora, fauna, and geology a traveler may encounter in each section of the highway. Interesting historical facts also pepper the text. The Alaska Highway colorfully describes ideal locations for camping, hiking, eating, fishing, wildlife viewing, and even natural hot springs bathing. Landmarks include Wokkpash Protected Area, Muncho Lake Provincial Park, Kluane National park and Wildlife Sanctuary, and Tok.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Erwin Bauer and Peggy Bauer are the authors of 45 books on wildlife and the outdoors, including Bears of Alaska and Glacier Bay: The Wild Beauty of Glacier Bay National Park. They live in Sequim, WA.