The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge tends to the east of the Dalton, usually quite a few miles off. But at the point where the Atigun River veers east away from the Dalton Highway, ANWR nearly touches the Dalton, and just to the south in Atigun Canyon, it is about a mile from the road at creek level.
The pipe crosses over Atigun River
The rock wall on the south side of the canyon
Tundra at river's edge
The tundra looks trivially easy to walk on, but can have very boggy and uneven sections. Although it varies, it often takes twice the energy to cover the same distance in the northern tundra
South side of Atigun Canton
Looking across the canyon at endless tundra