Monday: (06/27) Made our way across the ferry with no problems and a short wait. Highway 9, the Top Of The World Highway in Canada, was supposedly a paved road to the border but over 40 miles was gravel in process of repaving. All in all a very good road though. When we crossed the border the road got much narrower and lots more potholes. Not too much going on along the way. The border crossing was painless and quick. We had chili sizes at the Top Of The Top Of The World Highway, a pullout at the highest point on the road giving a great view of the whole area. We stopped at the Walker Fork campground,a BLM campground just past Boundary Spur junction with the Taylor Highway. Lou fixed steak, cauliflower and spaghetti squash for dinner.
Looking down at the RV from the highest point on the Top Of The World Highway. Lou and I standing at that highest point on the highway with the US border crossing just behind us.
Flowers by the Top Of the World Highway.
More flowers. Lou and I by the Welcome to Alaska Sign.
Our campsite at Walker Fork CG.
Tuesday: (06/28) Granola, yogurt and honey for breakfast. We were off by 9am toward Eagle, AK. It's North to the end of the Taylor Highway by the Yukon River. It started to rain as we left and then turned to heavy rain. The road turned to slick mud almost immediately. That got worse after we turned off toward Eagle at the Boundary Spur junction. At some places the mud was 6 inches deep. Good time to have four wheel drive. There were three locations on the road where crews were working on the road, usually quite narrow and muddy locations. Most of the way out was less that 25mph. As we got closer to Eagle, the road improved and rain reduced. It was about 85 miles from our campsite up to Eagle. It mostly nice as we explored the town and Fort Egbert. Lunch was bologna and cheese sandwiches. The flowers at the fort and along the road out were very nice. We left town about 5pm. The road was much nicer on our return. We were able to go 40 mph or more most of the way back. About 2 miles before we were back to the Boundry Spur junction it started to rain extremely heavily. More like a deluge. The rain was so heavy that the mud on the road was bouncing up a foot off the road. That continued most of the way back to our campsite and had occasional hail as well. One nice thing about the heavy rain was that most of the thick mud that had coated the jeep was washed off. I fixed spaghetti for dinner.
Flowers on the road to Eagle.
The road to Eagle. A grave stone at the Ft Egbert cemetery.
Wild strawberries were all over the field at Fort Egbert. They were only 1/4 inch in size when ripe. There were also lot of flowers in the field.
The barn at the fort and a canon to remind us it was a fort. The barn was a little different in that it also had a dog barn lean-to along the left hidden side.
The trail out to the hospital ruins and some flowers along the path.
The hospital ruins and Eagle city hall on the right.
Some kayakers departing to continue down river toward the sea, another 1000 or so miles. They started at Whitehorse. Above right is a black and white butterfly.