Into the Beautiful North!
My roommate, Andreas, rented a car in Vancouver, British Columbia and drove it to Dawson. Last evening we drove along the amazing Top of the World Highway to see the sunset. It was one of the great drives of my life. The perfectly plowed road goes west for 79 miles to Jack Wade, Alaska.
The only “traffic” on the road between 7:30 and 10 PM was one highway service vehicle and a woman in a gorgeous, forest green, Inuit parka running a dog team down a very steep hill. Andreas says the highway service drives the Top of the World Highway every day to look for stranded motorists. The road skirts the mountaintops with sheer drops on both sides and spectacular views in every direction, especially north to the lovely Ogilvie Mountains (above), home of Tombstone Mountain and Mount Monolith. Stopping at an area that had burned in a forest fire, we watched a spectacular orange sunset, while jumping in and out of the car to warm up.