the road continues unpaved
yes, this is what you think it is
mercantile emporium may be a bit overdone
a line-up of oldtimers at Chicken center
this is Fourtymile Caribou Herd territory, but we did not see them. But the showers are imposing
near Jack Wade
not much traffic here, time enough to enjoy the landscape and the fantastic sky
The 260 km long Taylor highway
was build in 1953 and connects Tetlin Junction near Tok
, located up north on the Yukon
Past Jack Wade the road forks, the eastbound section continues as the Top of the World highway
to Dawson City in Canada,
center of the Klondyke Goldrush of the 1890's.
Only the first part of the Taylor highway is paved, the rest is gravel. In winter
the road is closed, except for snowmobiles.
Apart from the imposing landscape and possible sightings of the Fortymile Caribou
the other main attraction of the Taylor highway is the little hamlet of Chicken
, where gold mining is still alive and
Spelling was not the main competence of the original settlers, so they named the place Chicken instead of Ptarmigan.
June 2007 we drove the Taylor and Top of the World highways on ourway to Dawson City.
the first 100 kms are nicely paved
you cannot miss this Chicken
there is still gold in these creeks. Unfortunately they are all staked out