I’ll start this and add to it tomorrow. I want to get the current and accurate (as of this posting) description out to anyone that needs it.
We drove the first 170 miles of this 330-mile trip the first day and for the most part, road conditions were just fine. There were two things that need to be mentioned.
- There were two relatively short construction projects going on. As shown here in a dashcam photo, both were gravel and it was hard-packed. On this surface, you simply slow down (I recommend about 25 mph max) and also move over to the edge when passing any oncoming vehicles. This will help prevent any rock chips on your vehicles. One was about 5 miles long and the other about 3 miles long.
- There were some frost heaves but these were relatively mild. Most were marked by the orange flags but a few were not. We drove nearly all of them at the speed limit (55 mph or 90 km/h). These frost heaves were not as bad nor as plentiful as those on the Alaskan Highway north of Burwash Landing, YT.
We boondocked that first night at some pulloff in the middle of nowhere and watched the sunset at 1130 hrs!
The second day, we drove the remaining 160 miles. The road conditions were the same all the way to Dawson. We did go through about three more short (about 5-mile long) gravel areas but no problems at all. On this second leg of the trip, there seemed to be fewer pulloffs and Rest Areas but I have no idea why. There was ample room for any number of them.
We pulled into the Bonanza Gold RV Park and will be here for a 5-day stay. This will be enough time to learn about the history of the Klondike Gold Rush as this is where it happened.