Whitehorse, Yukon to Tok, Alaska – 640km
I couldn’t find a “Welcome to Alaska” sign, so an Alaskan number plate will have to do.
Today we left the mountains of Yukon,
and crossed the US border into the flatter land of Alaska.
Our B&B host, Jack, tried to sort some accommodation for us in Beaver Creek which was about the right distance away, but everything was booked out so we decided to press on to Tok.
The only thing was, the distance for the state of the road was going to make for a long day. Everyone we spoke to yesterday told us how bad the road was with embellished stories about it, so I was beginning to wonder what we were in for. Actually turned out to be quite a bit of fun on our bikes with our good shocks doing their thing well. The road is VERY bumpy with LOTS of potholes so we really had to keep focussed. The road is bad because of the permafrost. We also had roadworks for 100-150kms with 3 stages where we had to be escorted through with a Pilot vehicle. Made for an interesting ride but we were both tired by the time we pulled in to our motel, especially me.
You should have seen them when they were dirty!!
Waiting…waiting…waiting for the Pilot vehicle to escort us through the roadworks.
The grill is actually black – our bikes got pretty dirty from the many kms of roadworks,
He’s a keeper !! 🙂