First off...Alaska is HUGE. 663,300 Square miles. Two times as large as Texas
(which in itself, when crossed mid-state, takes 3 days to drive across) Next, not all areas can be accessed by road and not all roads are open year-round. Quite a few towns are linked by railroad or require the use of a small bush plane. Reaching some areas require the use of all three. Lastly, NOTHING is nearby anything else. The train can take from 4 to 7 hours depending on where you are headed.
The Dalton Highway
By Bush Plane
Some of the Flora and Fauna
The interior is rugged and beautiful.
I have chose this particular shot for my Alaskan Painting and will be starting it tonight!
And much much more...