The "Milepost" is a uniquely invaluable resource for travel by road in Alaska and Northwest Canada (Yukon, northern British Columbia, northern Alberta). This guide will be highly useful for the average tourist, RVer, and north country camper.
Alaska and Northwest Canada include a huge area with vast terrain variation and far less travel infrastructure than most travelers are used to in Southern Canada or the lower 48 states. Travelers should not, for example, expect gas stations, restaurants, and franchise hotels at every highway exit, nor should they expect that facilities or even some roads are open year-round, due in part to dangerous weather conditions. Finally, travelers should be alert to both the prospect of viewing wildlife along the roads and the hazards of a traffic jam behind, say, a small herd of bison at Muncho Lake in Canada.
The Milepost provides maps, diagrams, photographs, and most of all, an almost mile by miles travelogue of what to expect in driving the major roads of the North Country. The information provided will allow the traveler to locate the next gas station, campground, hotel, or scenic spot. The advertisements allow some advance planning for areas where few hotel beds may be available. Travelers can also plan ahead for fishing charters on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska or the operating hours of visitor centers or the few but sometimes excellent museums that can be found along the roads. In buying the most recent edition of the Milepost, travelers can expect reasonably up-to-date information on major road construction. The Milepost includes some information on major hiking trailheads just off the main roads, but hikers should seek elsewhere for detailed information on off-road routes. The Milepost includes posted schedules for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The Milepost is a must-have guide for road travel in Alaska and Northwest Canada and is most highly recommended to travelers and residents alike in a wild and scenic part of North America.