On its eighth trail day, SnowSTAR 2007: Barrenlands Traverse has reached the Alaska-Canada border and studied the eerie cut through the forest that traces the political line across the landscape.
The latest dispatch:
The SnowSTAR Expedition had another good run today up the frozen Porcupine River, making about 90 miles and arriving at the U.S./Canada Border at about 7:30 PM. Tonight they will spend their last night on U.S. soil (or ice!). Matthew said they were pitching their tents about 16 feet West of the dividing line between the two countries and from their camp they can see the one-hundred year old cut-line in the trees marking the border.