Saturday, June 8, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (28)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (28)

06/08/2019 / Travel Day – Sourdough Campground


Start Location:
Start Time: 7:00 a.m.
Mileage:  53,294
End Location:
End Time:  12:00 p.m.
Mileage:  53,484
Cost Per Night: $49.00 USD
Weather: 43 - 63 F Rainy then Sunny
Route:
  • George Black Ferry to Top of the World Highway / 9 North 
  • 5 North 
  • 2 East 
  • Tok Cutoff (1)
Despite our adventure at Diamond Tooth Gerties last night; we were able to pack up and be on the road by seven. We were the only one in line at the George Black Ferry and traversed the Yukon River by 7:13 a.m.

GPS tried to take us on a tight backroad to get on to the 9 North. However, we were able to turn around when we figured out our error. We proceed onward on the dirt highway 9 North at a blazing 40 MPH.

We hit the Canadian / Alaska border right after it opened (9:08 a.m.). There were just a vehicle and motorcycle ahead of us. After a few questions (re: firearms, $$$, fruit) we were back on the road (9:15 a.m.).

The Top of the World (9 North) was paved on the American side; but just for a few miles. It stayed a rough and muddy dirt thoroughfare until the town of Chicken. Our vehicles were trashed – dirty and dinged.

We arrived at our campground at Sourdough Campground about none (US time). It has been rainy (including a hail storm) most of the day, so our space (E5) was petty muddy. It was raining so hard we had to skip the campground’s famous pancake toss!!!

Dawson City to Tok, Alaska
Packing up Early to Line Up for the George Black Ferry
Packing up Early to Line Up for the George Black Ferry
We were First in Line for the George Black Ferry across the Yukon River
We were First in Line for the George Black Ferry across the Yukon River
Day of Long Rough Dirt Roads
Day of Long Rough Dirt Roads
We Only had Two Vehicles Ahead of Us at the Canadian / Alaskan Border
We Only had Two Vehicles Ahead of Us at the Canadian / Alaskan Border
Beautiful Vistas from the Top of the World Highway
Beautiful Vistas from the Top of the World Highway
Lunch Break at a Rest Stop
Lunch Break at a Rest Stop
Truck, Camper, and Bikes got Filthy an Covered in Rocks
Truck, Camper, and Bikes got Filthy an Covered in Rocks
Lush Greenery Everywhere
Lush Greenery Everywhere
The River Ran All Down the Valley
The River Ran All Down the Valley
Our Spot, E5 at the Sourdough Campground
Our Spot, E5 at the Sourdough Campground


2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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