Roads to the End of the Earth
ROAD OF BONES SIBERIA
Distinction: Northernmost road to the Pacific in AsiaFrom 1932 to 1953, inmates from prison camps struggled to build a highway through Siberia. And when a road worker died, his bones were placed under the roadbedhence the popular name Road of Bones. Desolation is the main geographic characteristic along the 1000 mile Kolyma Highway from the Siberian city of Yakutsk to the port city of Magadan. Because of the lack of any service, settlements or civilization, it is nearly impassable in mild weather, and easier to drive when its ice covered. Ruts and washouts become so deep during a rain that only large trucks can get through the muck. Travelers on the route, mostly motorcycle adventurers, report there is absolutely nothing resembling civilization along its length.