Atigun Pass is the highest drivable pass in Alaska, at about 4800 feet. The weather was better as we headed south, and the area is know for having many Dall Sheep. These were just north of the final steep climb to the pass. This was August 20, 2009.

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This is what Atigun Pass looked like the first time we passed over it

The next time was much better. Ben is parked at the pass, looking north

And looking south

Just south of Atigun Pass

The broad mountain valley called Chandalar Shelf

Much farther south, just past Coldfoot, we saw a large moose next to the road

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