Sunday, February 14, 2016

“Trees dot the landscape 10 miles from Inuvik, the most...

"Trees dot the landscape 10 miles from Inuvik, the most northerly settlement in Canada that's accessible year-round by a road — that is, for now. But by the end of 2017, a new road will connect Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, a remote town on the Arctic Ocean. Right now, the only way to get to Tuktoyaktuk, or Tuk, is to take an ice road that's open for only a third of the year. For generations, the ice road has been Tuk's winter lifeline, allowing residents to drive to get cheaper gas, cheaper milk and to use Inuvik's larger recreational facilities. "It is a strange feeling to be on a road that will disappear with the steady application of heat," writes @peterkujawinski for @nytimestravel. "The groomed ice is slate blue interspersed with ribbons of black. Hairline cracks appear everywhere, and it does no good to keep looking at them." Visit the link in our profile to read the full @nytimestravel story. This #nytweekender, we'll share more of @csmphotos's pictures from a #roadtrip to the end of the world." By nytimes on Instagram.

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