Category Archives: 2007 Arctic Circle

This is the adventure that started it all… Read the day by day account as father and son drove from Seattle to the North Slope of Alaska and then East to Inuvik, Canada taking us in and out of the arctic circle several time before returning to Seattle.

color map of alaska regions


For me really good road trips have always had the freedom to be spontaneous. You shouldn’t have to worry about where you are going that day, how you are getting there or where you are staying when you get there. If you come to a side road with the worlds largest ball of twine at the end, run down and see it because you never know when you will have that chance again.

I think of the itinerary below as our guiding principles, with a few hard facts. We leave August 24. We are taking the Alaska Marine Highway ferry up to Haines and the ferry will leave without us if we don’t show up on time. We need to be back around September 7th, and of course we’re going to the Arctic Circle, and than some.

A few folks are now suggesting to us that Inuvik is a more interesting choice than Deadhorse as a northern destination. Leave comments and let us know where you would go. We have the freedom on this trip to run a social experiment where the people of the blog guide its outcome and literally set the direction.

1 & 2Poulsbo, WA. USA1032Haines, AK. USA
3Haines, AK. USA438TOK, AK. USA
4TOK, AK. USA456Coldfoot, AK. USA
5Coldfoot, AK. USA242Deadhorse, AK. USA
6Deadhorse, AK. USA242Coldfoot, AK. USA
7Coldfoot, AK. USA255Fairbanks, AK. USA
8Fairbanks, AK. USA416Burwash Station, YT. Canada
9Burwash Station, YT. Canada283Teslin, YT. Canada
10Teslin, YT. Canada331Muncho Lake, BC. Canada
11Muncho Lake, BC. Canada431Dawson Creek, BC. Canada
12Dawson Creek, BC. Canada399Williams Lake, BC. Canada
13Williams Lake, BC. Canada417Poulsbo, WA. USA

Of course plans are meant to change and who knows where else we’ll explore on this adventure… all we know is that it will change for one reason or another.