The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge tends to the east of the Dalton, usually quite a few miles off. But at the point where the Atigun River veers east away from the Dalton Highway, ANWR nearly touches the Dalton, and just to the south in Atigun Canyon, it is about a mile from the road at creek level.

The pipe crosses over Atigun River

The rock wall on the south side of the canyon

Tundra at river's edge

The tundra looks trivially easy to walk on, but can have very boggy and uneven sections. Although it varies, it often takes twice the energy to cover the same distance in the northern tundra

South side of Atigun Canton

Looking across the canyon at endless tundra

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