TUNDRA -Along Steese Highway
Vern noticed this after crossing Twelve Mile Summit. He just had to experience the walk in this ground cover.

The tundra is a very windy area, with winds often blowing upwards of 48–97 km/h (30–60 miles an hour). However, in terms of precipitation, it is desert-like, with only about 15–25 cm (6–10 inches) falling per year (the summer is typically the season of maximum precipitation). During the summer, the permafrost thaws just enough to let plants grow and reproduce, but because the ground below this is frozen, the water cannot sink any lower, and so the water forms the lakes and marshes found during the summer months. Although precipitation is light, evaporation is also relatively minimal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra


Mile 86 Twelve Mile Summit. 2,982 ft. Located 12 miles from a group of mining claims on Birch Creek.
From late July to mid-September, large herds of migrating  caribou cross the highway
 between here and Eagle Summit at mile 108. LINK TO VIDEO ABOVEl

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