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tom cardin wrote:
That is really flat, and for me, it's scary, as there is nothing to keep you from falling off the edge. We live in the mountains and there is a sense of security. I don't know how to explain it. How far is it to the next place, for fuel?
I'm a westerner, Tom, so I love mountains also.
Often people from the American prairies get claustrophobic when surrounded by mountains.
It's a funny world.
When I drove the Dalton Highway (all dirt and crushed rock from north of Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay), there was one place (as I recall) along the way to buy gas or diesel. About the half-way mark at Coldfoot (corrected). That's approximately at the 250 milepost.
Funny thing, though: Prudhoe Bay was not a town and there were no public facilities at all. For fuel, I went to a company station and asked. Same thing for accommodations and restaurant.
I had no problem, but I sure was happy they weren't short on gasoline or food.
Funny also- the Alaska Pipeline sends crude oil south. Refined petroleum products had to be shipped to Prudhoe- at least back then.