Sunday, June 21, 2009

Entering Alaska

After several weeks, we're finally in Alaska!

We crossed the border on the Top of the World Highway, a gravel road from Dawson City to the Taylor highway. From Dawson, you have to take a ferry across the Yukon river to get to the highway.

The Top of the World highway is aptly named, as it seems to follow the ridge line of the mountains. We had great views all along the way. Kris stopped to do some birding in the tundra, looking for the elusive Smith's Longspur (no luck).

The border crossing is only open from 9am to 9pm, and is a pretty isolated affair.

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