NTA Day 27 & 28
The trip from Carmacks to Dawson was a bit long, but otherwise uneventful The main feature of this stretch of the Klondike Highway is the frequency of frost heaves, which are low spots in the road caused by temperature change. You have to watch closely! Dawson City is almost like a movie set, with dirt streets, wood sidewalks and buildings with those typical western town facades. We spent a day here to take in the sights, which included the riverfront, the Han People cultural center, several museums that portray live in the Klondike during the gold rush years, the history of the city itself and more. We drove to the top of the mountain behind the town and viewed the panorama of the Yukon River valley and its confluence with the Klondike river, and later ate dinned at Kate's Klondike Restaurant, which was 3.5 stars plus. This is the point at which we'll cross the Yukon by ferry on Saturday and take the so-called Top of the World Highway to Chicken, Alaska. Milepost 4779.
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