I was midway along the Highway of Death when the source of the road's nickname became clear.
Route 63 connects Alberta's capital, Edmonton, to the province's remote Northeast and the oil boomtown of Fort McMurray. For the fist two hours, I passed through farmland before entering the vast boreal forest that blankets northern Canada in bog and evergreens. Scenic and serene--except for the heavy truck traffic and forest of warning signs by the road: LOGS MAY SWING INTO YOUR LANE, DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW IN EFFECT, THINK AND DRIVE.
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