Outdoors
OUTDOORS Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairba Each fall, beginning in the early 1970s - decades before the actions of Christopher McCandless made a gravel road in central Alaska the setting of a bestselling book and movie - Tom Osterkamp was driving the Stampede Trail near Healy to reach his favorite moose-hunting areas.

Stampede Trail tells a story of permafrost's warming potential

Above: Christian Trucco walking off the permafrost-monitoring site near Eightmile Lake off the Stampede Trail near Healy, Alaska. Below: Jason Vogel works at the Eightmile Lake monitoring the area's permafrost.
Photos By Ted Schuur
Above: Christian Trucco walking off the permafrost-monitoring site near Eightmile Lake off the Stampede Trail near Healy, Alaska. Below: Jason Vogel works at the Eightmile Lake monitoring the area's permafrost.
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