MP 10 - 19.9 - AlaskaJack
Google Earth view, again showing the pipeline taking the direct route as the oil flows from Prudhoe Bay to the marine terminal at Valdez.
The split in the upper left corner is where the old road continued straight ahead and the new, paved (but with some nasty breaks, so be careful) bypass that eliminates some rough road and steep grades.  On a dual sport bike with knobbies, the old road is fun to ride, but can be nasty when wet.  It is also susceptible to washouts, especially in the early spring.

Google Earth view, again showing the pipeline taking the direct route as the oil flows from Prudhoe Bay to the marine terminal at Valdez.
The split in the upper left corner is where the old road continued straight ahead and the new, paved (but with some nasty breaks, so be careful) bypass that eliminates some rough road and steep grades. On a dual sport bike with knobbies, the old road is fun to ride, but can be nasty when wet. It is also susceptible to washouts, especially in the early spring.