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The Road Goes On Forever - I


Well, not exactly; however, Marshall has just sent me some of his photographs (from on the road, somewhere in Colorado), and I still have a number of my own to wade through....




Bynum, MT - dinosaur country
If some of them look familiar, well, duh, we were traveling together. However, they tend to provide something of "the rest of the story."

Fort Nelson, B.C.

Crossing into Alaska (northern access)

















Masonic Lodge, Dawson City

Bradford Washburn photograph of The High One in the Eielson Visior Center, Denali Park



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