This old, inactive mining road heads 8 miles east off the Richardson Highway near Donnelly Dome, following a scenic ridge top. The surrounding tundra is peppered with lakes stocked by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and the road ends at an old small-scale coal mine along bouldery Ober Creek, where several seams of coal are still visible.
Landscape & scenery photos from Coal Mine Road
This is some species of lupine, but I'm not sure which.
This panorama of the Alaska Range from a high point on Coal Mine Road gives you a taste of the vastness of the landscape. Of course, it has to be viewed full-size.
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