‘I’m at the top of the world looking down on creation’
And, sure enough, the views were great:
The road didn’t improve, in fact, it got worse. Here is the description in the book 'Milepost', the Bible for Alaskan travel.
But, here are the hardy souls. We saw several groups of bikers on this road.
Then we moved on - to the worst part of the road. Potholes so numerous in spots that Gary couldn’t go around them but had to choose which one to go through. Shoulders so soft that we could see where others had spun their tires getting around corners. A road so narrow that sometimes there were only 3 lanes.
Blind curves with no shoulders and a steep drop-off. Holy Cliffhanger, Batman, we’re on the outside of the curve. Don’t look down.
We finally hit the border. We’re leaving Alaska
Here’s our RV and car after we had driven those 50 miles. Can you see the car? Where are the headlights? Rear-view mirror? Ha, ha.
Strike up the band. Whew. Easy ride, nice ferry and we were at the campground by 7:00. We have a back-in spot (one with another RV in back of it) but, she put us into a spot that had no one in back of it so we could pull-thru. We did this, ate dinner and then headed on over to the car wash to get in line. What a sprint.
The mud was easily 2” thick in the car wash but we stepped through it to get our RV as clean as we could. What a mess.
Would we recommend this road to anyone? NO - not in an RV. A car maybe. But, if you like your RV and want to keep it in one piece - this is not your road. Too much shake, rattle and roll. But - we met 2 caravans on the road, coming from the opposite direction. So, obviously, it’s popular with the caravans. Probably want to show people the ‘real Alaska.’
It’s now 8:30: time to unhook the Jeep, hook up the utilities, shower and hit the hay. It’s been a long day.