MarshalNey wrote:Juneau is landlocked- surrounded by mountains, at least it was when I visited as a kid. One can only reasonably get there by air or sea, so an overland route doesn't make as much sense. However it might be nice to have a sea route from there to Washington state (that is, Seattle- which incidentally shouldn't be inland at all... being an international port. Not to make a fuss but it's very odd, I lived there for 6 months and it's very much connected to the sea).
-- Marshal Ney
Seattle can be easily changed and the ferry route to Juneau will be added.
Peter Gibbons wrote:My thoughts on the issues raised above...
1) I understand the fact that Nome (and Barrow, if that's in the discussion) cannot be reached via normal roads and that this is supposed to be a map based on road travel. But with Hawai'i, you are allowing inter-island travel so I think the same sort of exception should be applied to Alaska. You don't have to say how (it could be a snowmobile route), but I don't think anyone would have any complaints if Nome or Barrow were connected. I'd argue for both, with an increase in the bonus value.
2) Looking at both your map and how the geography works, I understand the Tok-Great Falls connection and agree with it. I think the other connection should be Juneau-to-Seattle (either via ferry or air). That would allow for at least 2 entry points into Alaska and wouldn't create a bottleneck in Tok.
3) I would only advocate the Honolulu-Anchorage air route if you grow the size of Alaska and feel the need for it to have a third entry point. It's certainly not an idea I'm wedded to and I completely understand the reluctance to add too many air routes. In fact, if you do add such a connection, it might make sense to remove the Honolulu-San Francisco connection, as California certainly already has enough entry points and Hawai'i doesn't really need three. But again, this issue is one I'm more ambivalent on compared to the others.
Good points. I think these will work out better in the long run. Instead of Barrow, how about if I put in Prudhoe Bay? it may be smaller, but to me I;ve heard of Prudhoe Bay more than Barrow, and there is a road that runs from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. To differentiate the connections between Honolulu/Anchorage/Los Angeles and either Fairbanks/Nome or Anchorage/Nome, I think a heliport would be good. I'm leaning towards the Fairbanks/Nome connection. Now that I think about it, I can add in Barrow as well. That will give us 7 cities in Alaska, 3 connected by heliport. Sound good?
Flapcake wrote:Hi Isaiah
Where is the most famous route in the world? route 66
I think it deserves a place on your beautiful map, there are people who travel from the other side of the world only to follow Route 66 across the U.S.
Not on this map, it would be way to cramped to add it in.