Border Crossing from Canada to USA–
Arrived at the US border this afternoon. The Top of The World Highway essentially ends at the US border and we are thrilled to be in Alaska. The border crossing was uneventful. Asked us about what fruit we had on board, if we are armed, etc. No problem with this crossing. Took about two minutes.
We have read that the Taylor Highway is a trip of beautiful views so decided to head north to Eagle, Alaska. The blurb about the Taylor Highway in the Mile Marker doesn’t begin to describe how scary this ride is. The road is dirt and gravel starts out fine but it becomes quite narrow and the drop-offs seem to be right next to your wheels. Yes the views are wonderful but the fear factor should be considered. I was wishing we were in a VW!!! We did meet another car coming the other way but it was in one of the few wider spots on the road. Lucky for him because we just could not move over most of the way. OK, I’ll stop whining now.
After a nerve-racking ride we arrived in Eagle in the late afternoon. A tiny town set in an incredibly beautiful area. We were told that the Taylor Highway frequently washes out and falls away and that they have been cut off from traveling the road, sometimes for up to a month. Have visited Fort Egbert and have met a few of the locals so got a chance to hear some of the town stories. We will overnight here and start back over the Taylor Highway in the morning after a fortifying breakfast.