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22 March 2015

Yukon and Alaska Bound Part 38. Top of the World Highway, Chicken Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon


Top of the world Highway


The Views from the the Top Of The World Highway is incredible.
The Views from the the Top Of The World Highway is incredible.
Top of the world highway.
Top of the world highway.

The road is narrow and slippery.
The road is narrow and slippery.

The road is narrow and slippery.
The road is narrow and slippery.

Driving is a bit tense at times. But all is good.
Driving is a bit tense at times. But all is good.
At 3 am last night it rained cats and dogs. we both looked up the weather report for the coming day and it does not look good.



Our plan was to go over the Top of the Word the coming morning in good weather..... Well, things does not always turn out the way one hopes.



At 7 am Liz went to tell the other two groups to go back to sleep; it's to rainy. We will hold off a few hours.



By 10 am it had lifted a bit and the forecast for the following day was even worse. We break camp and get on the road.



The first stretch was steep and mushy wet road. The road is narrow adn follows the ridge of the hills.



The views are, well, like on "top of the world" looking over and down on layers and layers of hills and valleys.



There are some active mines along the creeks and remote valleys. The gravel road became quite slippery at times, however we maneuvered the truck and trailer over the steep inclines and hills down.



We made several stops to relax and take pictures of the incredible views. We really would like to do this part again in fall and in nice weather. One more thing for the bucket list.



We eventually arrive at the Canadian and Yukon border.



One of the border guards was from Quadra Island, which is an Island we have to cross to get to our place on Cortes Island. Small world.



Top of the World Highway

Annemarie, Christian, Hansuli, Lisbeth, Liz and Anders
Annemarie, Christian, Hansuli, Lisbeth, Liz and Anders

Ferry across the Yukon River
Ferry across the Yukon River
Nice to be back in Canada again, feels good to come home. After a few more hours of driving we eventually come to the ferry crossing over the Yukon River and arrive at our campground in Dawson City.



This time we stay right in town at Gold Rush Campground. They have full hookups with 30 amp. Some site are a bit tight but good over all.



This a great campground to stay at while exploring Dawson City. You can walk to everything from here.



More pictures from this part of our trip here.








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