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Doing the Dempster: Driving Dempster Highway from Dawson to the Arctic Ocean
May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Hamilton Naturalists Club for a free talk with Jessica Bayne. The Dempster is a Highway in name alone. Both the Dempster and the new highway to Tuktoyaktuk are prone to washouts, landslides, and mud that makes the road turn to grease, and dry spells that turn the road surface into a dust bowl and a hardpan. It is such a challenge to drive that it is recommended that a heavy duty vehicle equipped with one or more spare tires, a jerrycan of extra fuel and damage insurance, be used. So why do so many trucks and camper vans set off on a march up this highway each summer? The breathtaking scenery, wildlife, geological formations and sheer vastness of the landscape, that’s why. In July of 2018 Jessica and Richard drove the Dempster Highway to Inuvik and the new highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk. Find out! Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Road W Burlington. All welcome. Free. Contact Lou email@example.com for more information or website http://hamiltonnature.org/ Bring your mug for coffee/tea or cider.