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Inuvik NWT or Bust

The pavement ended here! Ahead of us lay 700km of gravel, mud and rocks. The Dempster Highway starts 40 km from Dawson City, Yukon and ends at Inuvik NWT. The road is built on a gravel berm that ranges from 4ft to 8 ft high. Without the berm the permafrost would melt and the road would sink into the ground. We'd heard many stories of travellers unfortunate mishaps along the way but we weren't deterred. The route promised beautiful mountainous scenery, crisp arctic air, wildlife and adventure....to say the least. Next stop, Eagle Plains.