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By Ed Readicker-Henderson, Lyn Readicker-Henderson

The Alaska road offers a path to Alaska's untouched North. This consultant explores the attractions and actions alongside its course, from the Indian settlements and natural world refuges to actions similar to scuba diving, mountaineering, paragliding, waterskiing and rafting.

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Little cameras give you little pictures. More importantly, they give you poorly resolved little pictures, and there is virtually no hope of pulling out detail later if you want to blow something up. Pocket cameras are fine for snapshots around the campsite, but to capture the glory of the North especially the wildlife you need a single lens reflex camera, the kind that offers through-the-lens viewing and has interchangeable lenses. Its best to have at least two lenses for your camera: a zoom that takes in the range from wide-angle (24-35mm) through standard focal distances (50-70mm), and a telephoto zoom (a 60-300mm works very well).

A Canadian Park Ranger told us that the biggest danger on the Alaska Highway is from people who do not follow this advice, thus causing accidents. Its more exciting for everybody to see a bear than to come around a corner and find someone stopped in the center of the road trying to watch a bear. So get your car off the road, and then shut off the engine. Make no sudden moves or sounds. Remember that you are invading the animals home, and that its rights are foremost. The quieter you are, the more likely it is that the animal will look you over for a moment and then go back about its business, leaving you plenty of time for photos.

Perhaps the most sought-after is the wolf. Moose Moose are the largest members of the deer family; they stand from five to seven feet high at the shoulder, and the antlers, which grow only on the male, can measure six feet from tip to tip. Covered in thick, coarse brown fur, moose are ungainly looking animals, but they can move with surprising grace and amazing speed. Moose are grazing animals, eating twigs, bark, grasses, moss, and water lilies. Willow is one of their favorite foods. Although moose live in small groups in the winter, during the summer months they tend to live alone, the males are rarely sighted down from the mountains.

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