Driving along the remote and potholed Denali Highway, we spent an evening at this random camp spot overlooking the vast Monahan Flats. To me this was a classic Alaskan setting -- or at least how I had imagined it to be -- with tundra extending as far as the eye can see and rugged glaciated mountains beyond. This spot here was the nearest road to any of the mountains you can see in the distance. True wilderness. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.