Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Driving The Dempster Highway With The 2015 Ford F-150, Part 1

If you live in Inuvik, NWT, Canada, and you need supplies, time to hitch up a trailer and head to Whitehorse or Fairbanks. Three days for a gallon of milk and some lumber? Ford decided to see what the drive is all about and sent its new pickup to have a look. James went along with a video crew to record the experience.

The F-150, cruising the Dempster highway.

In Canada, it seems that dogs not only ride in trucks, but also drive them.

Revealed: What's at the end of a rainbow.

The trusty camera department. You want a layer of mud? Drive a kilometer and you're all set.

The crew, watching the light, not the road.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Along The Dempster Highway In Canada

Way up within the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories of Canada sits the small government town of Inuvik. The lone road to other towns and supplies is the Dempster Highway, a forbidding traverse through beautiful scenery, but miles and miles of unsupported land. Drive the Dempster and prepare to fend for yourself.

A typical view.

A few rivers to cross, ferries provided. The main town at the south end of the road, Dawson City, where the Yukon and Klondike rivers merge.

More scenery.

Stuff out for decay and stuff flowering.

Crossing into the Arctic Circle.

Mama grizzly and her pup.