National Geographic : 1912 Jul
Photo by Thomas Riggs, Jr, TOPOGRAPHER AT WORK ON TIE ARCTIC CIRCLE On June 22 the boys wanted to work all night. This is a snapshot at midnight Photo by W. B. Reaburr TIIE ARCTIC RANGE, OR BRITISH MOUNTAINS This range runs very close to the coast at the boundary, the foothills coming to within only a mile or two of the ocean. The higher summits are about 7,000 feet high, and are per fectly bare of snow in summer. Timber ceases at this range, and the survey parties have to burn oil from here to the coast, where driftwood from the Mackenzie River can be picked up. A peculiar feature of this range is the large amount of coral and other sea fossils to be found.