Friday, 31 October 2014

Stopping At The Eagle Plains Hotel

If you don't feel like driving straight through from Dawson City to Inuvik (or the reverse routing), you've got one option for where to stay. Welcome to Eagle Plains. There's a motel, a place for gas and auto repair, whatever you need to recharge and get you on your way along the Dempster highway. Looking for small town charm? Keep driving.

Down a hallway, strictly utilitarian from a time period decades ago.

The place isn't that big, but between exhaustion from a long drive and not knowing the area, one could feel a little lost, as if in a rat maze.

Two more disorienting looks.

Flinty patron in the lobby.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Driving The Dempster Highway With The 2015 Ford F-150, Part 1

If you live in Inuvik, NWT, Canada, and you need supplies, time to hitch up a trailer and head to Whitehorse or Fairbanks. Three days for a gallon of milk and some lumber? Ford decided to see what the drive is all about and sent its new pickup to have a look. James went along with a video crew to record the experience.

The F-150, cruising the Dempster highway.

In Canada, it seems that dogs not only ride in trucks, but also drive them.

Revealed: What's at the end of a rainbow.

The trusty camera department. You want a layer of mud? Drive a kilometer and you're all set.

The crew, watching the light, not the road.