Brooks Range


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Brooks Range,

mountain chain, northernmost part of the Rocky Mts., extending about 600 mi (970 km) from east to west across N Alaska. Mt. Chamberlin, 9,020 ft (2,749 m) high, near the Canadian border, is the highest peak. Rugged, barren, snow-covered, and uninhabited, Brooks Range separates the oil-rich Arctic Ocean coastal plain from the Yukon River basin. An oil pipeline was built across the range in 1977; it begins at Prudhoe Bay in the north and extends to the port of Valdez, in S Alaska.

Brooks Range

a mountain range in N Alaska. Highest peak: Mount Isto, 2761 m (9058 ft.)
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The snow and ice in the Brooks Range began to melt rapidly, sending more water down the already ice and water-choked river basins.
An 800-mile gas pipeline would cross Alaska north to south in permafrost--ground that remains frozen year-round --for the first 180 miles or so, then through soil that gradually warms south of the Brooks Range.
After crossing a somewhat shaky-looking span laid with heavy wooden planks over the Yukon River, the Dalton winds north through dwindling boreal forests of spruce and fir, past thousands of square miles of recently burned-over forest (Alaska has few resources to fight the huge wildfires that sometimes erupt in the deep wilderness), and into the Endicott Mountains north of the Arctic Circle, part of the east-west chain known as the Brooks Range.
Combining early Western accounts with ethnohistory, Brown, a veteran historian and policymaker of the National Park Service in Alaska, offers a social history of the Koyukuk region of northern Alaska, including the Native groups that make the central Brooks Range their home, illustrated with more than 100 b&w historical photos and maps.
Raised by his father on Alaska's Brooks Range, he has learned to stalk game, traverse glaciers, navigate through ice lakes in kayak and snowshoes, stay warm, make shelter, and keep camouflaged like the snowshoe hare.
3 million-acre refuge situated between the Arctic Ocean and the Brooks Range in the northeastern corner of Alaska.
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During the same period, snowmelt inland in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range has ended about 3.
A climber, sailor and former guide, Jake Stout came up with the idea for ExpeditionQuest when trying to communicate with his 11 year-old daughter while on an expedition in the Brooks Range in Alaska.
In early July the narrow plain of nutrient-rich tundra sandwiched between the ice-caked Beaufort Sea and the jagged peaks of the Brooks Range serves as both pantry and nursery to as many as 125,000 caribou, as well as the bears and wolves that follow them.
This film begins in Alaska's Brooks Range and moves through the Arctic wilderness, recording the yearly cycle of the caribou and their 1,000-mile migration.
5 million acres, a 20- to 40-mile band between the foothills of the Brooks Range and the Beaufort Sea, and it contains the only stretch of U.