Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

We Weren't Going To Do It

From the beginning, we had said we were not going to do the Top of the World Highway.  I had just read too many mixed reviews and didn't think it was worth the wear and tear of the rig over the gravel roads.  

The road is 79 miles long running from Dawson City to the Alaskan border.  

We started out with minimal traffic.  It was dusty, there were some revs that passed us and some that we passed.

I think there were only 2 big trucks that passed us going the other way and we both slowed down.

We went slowly and enjoyed the views.

You truly are on top of the world.

We were up so high, there was still snow patches by the side of the road.

The road on the Canada side was really not that bad.  We went slow and everything seemed to be ok.

We reached the U.S. border and after a few questions, we were back in the U.S.A.!

This is the most picturesque Welcome to Alaska sign I have taken yet.

Then, we were greeted with the best 19 miles of road we have probably traveled the entire trip.

But then it ended, and we had the worst washboarded road.  We had to slow down to between 10-15 mph on long stretches of the road.

We reached the town of Chicken.

We looked around a bit and proceeded on to Tok which would be our overnight stop.

It took us about 6 hours to go 185 miles, but we are now in mainland Alaska!  I have no desire to take that road again.

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