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Back Country
Wilderness and Wildlife
The following sections highlight some
of the wilderness and wildscapes that
will add to your Alaska Highway
outdoor adventure.
Stone's Sheep
The Thinhorn Sheep, a
species of the Stone's
Sheep, is a slightly
smaller relative to the
pure white Dall Sheep
found further north and
west. Watch for these
animals in numbers on the
roadsides and rock faces
in the Summit Lake area.
The drive from Fort Nelson to the Yukon Territory
is approximately 320 miles (or 512 km). It rises
steadily from the vast land of muskeg and boreal
forest to Steamboat Mountain, where the highway
leads right into the Northern Rocky Mountains.
From that point on, the Rockies accompany you ...
offering both the wide-open mountainscapes of craggy
peaks marching off to the horizon and the up-close
views where the rugged rock flanks the highway.
While travelling the Alaska Highway is an adventure
in itself and a non-stop feast for the eye, there's
more to the Northern Rockies than what you can
see from the roadside! For the outdoor enthusiast
who really wants to capture the energy of the land,
there are wonderful opportunities (both guided
or self-guided) to get beyond that first mountain
-- to immerse yourself in the awe and majesty that
surrounds you.
Photos by April Moi
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