Saturday, August 11, 2012

On the edge of Gates of the Arctic National Park

In an unforgiving part of the world used to frequent rainfall and generally harsh conditions, Darrell's been blessed with three days of sunshine that's given him a gorgeous view of the mountains of the Brooks Range that he hopes to conquer. With nine days to go to Anaktuvuk Pass, he's in good spirits, ready to take the plunge into true untamed wilderness, saying good-bye to roads and civilization, putting him low on the food chain until he reaches his next destination over a week later. Tomorrow, it's wading across the Dietrich River to Kuyuktuvuk Creek and further towards his goal.

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