June 17, 2009
We left Dawson City by crossing the Yukon River on the George Black Ferry. It was quite an experience.
We climbed for a long time getting out of the Yukon River valley on the Top of the World Highway. Now it is called a highway but there is very little blacktop – most of it is a rough gravel road. The going was slow – it took us about almost 5 hours to drive 108 miles, but the scenery was spectacular.
Here we are at the Alaskan border – this picture was taken by the tour guide for a bus load of tourists from England, Scotland and Ireland. A couple from Gloucester was very interested in our rig and said a rig this big would not be allowed on the roads in England. They took a picture as their brother has the biggest rig in their family and is always bragging about it. They wanted to show him what a big rig really looked like. They were amazed that we are living in our 5th wheel.
The Top of the World Highway joins the Taylor Highway shortly after the border. We finally made it to Chicken, AK where we will stay tonight. Chicken has a population of 6 in the winter and 21 in the summer. We had a great dinner at the Chicken Creek Café – they have the best pie in town.