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Jun 5, 2016 - To Chicken, AK

We've had a great time in Canada, but now it's time to get back to the states. We're off to Alaska today, finally!!!! We're headed to Chicken, AK and to get there we need to drive over the Top of The World Highway!!! This road is mostly dirt and gravel and we'll travel 66 miles to the border and another 41 miles to Chicken. Despite the relatively short distance it took us 4 1/2 hours to travel it!!! We enjoyed our stay in Chicken and Bill even got to do some more gold panning.

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Jun 1, 2015 - Top of the World Highway YT/AK – Roadside Pull Out/Parking Area

Leaving Dawson City, we took the ferry across the Yukon River to the Top of the World Highway. The Top of the World Highway is a 79 mi long highway, beginning at its junction with the Taylor Highway near Jack Wade, Alaska traveling east to its end at the ferry terminal in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, on the western banks of the Yukon River. The highway has been in existence since at least 1955 and is only open during the summer months. The highway is so named because, along much of its length, it skirts the crest of the hills and looks...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 27, 2014 - Glennallen to Tok; Chicken; Canada

Thursday, July 24: Moving day from Glennallen to Tok along the Tok Cutoff. Beautiful drive with views of the Wrangell Mountains, Copper River and the Mentasta Mountains of the Alaska Range. Friday, July 25: Road trip by car to Chicken, Alaska. This is an old gold-mining town. Read “Chicken Facts” posted in the photo section. Saturday, July 26: Sadly, the day has come that we are leaving Alaska. We drove from Tok on the Alaska Highway to Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory. Along the way we saw bears #30, 31, 32 and 33. The first three were a...

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Jul 27, 2014 - Day 39 World Highway leads to Chicken!

Sunday in Dawson City started gray, gloomy and rainy. Our only option for crossing the Yukon River is via the George Black Ferry. We were loaded on the ferry about 7AM, beating out the 35 unit Airstream trailer convoy coming behind us. As I said, it was a pretty cruddy morning for doing this road so after crossing the river we stopped at a pull-out, had breakfast, watched a movie, waiting for the weather to improve. It never did, so off we went! The Top of the World Highway!! One of the most northern highways in the world, it runs from...

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Jul 18, 2014 - Alaska Tour - Chicken & Tok, AK - Stop #10

Hello Everyone, Leaving Dawson City, Yukon and headed for Chicken, Alaska was very fun and challenging! It started off at around 5AM where we headed to the ferry to take us across the river. The ferry only held 2 RV’s, so we all rushed to be first! After crossing the river, we found ourselves on the Top of the World Highway! This is where Canada built a road to go across the tops of the mountains, where the US builds them in the valleys! The views were spectacular, and the ups & downs challenging! After about a 2 hour drive we passed thru...

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Jul 6, 2014 - Chicken, Ak

Today was a travel day; only 108 miles from Dawson to Chicken, Alaska, but it took us almost six hours! The road started out paved then turned to gravel. It was tiring driving. It stayed that way for about 100 miles! We were driving along the Top of the World road and the scenery was beautiful. Rolling hills that just tumbled one after the other. These are old mountains; sort of like the Appalachians and they remind me of them, too. They even get blue in the distance. On one side of the mountain it was sunny and on the other side it was...

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Alaska Trip

Jun 25, 2014 - Chicken, Alaska.

We've headed up the Taylor Highway 66 miles to Chicken. They named it Chicken because they couldn't spell ptarmigan. (Old joke.) We'll be driving the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City tomorrow. All cars and RVs in Chicken that have come westward on the TOW are mud brown. Hummm....

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Jun 20, 2014 - Top of the World Highway

We left Dawson on the free ferry across the Yukon River and on up the mountain road on the Top of the World Highway. It was paved for a couple of miles, then mostly packed dirt and gravel with occasional big ruts. We were thankful it was sunny. Yesterday the cars and motorcycles we saw in Dawson were caked with mud! Today it was hardly dusty, which was great! We occasionally pulled over to let others by. Though traffic was light, we were not alone. We went through US/Canada customs in an isolated area. Not long after we came to the village...

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Jun 17, 2014 - Tues, 6/17 Tok

I woke up to messages from home on my iPhone. What a treat! It's a gray day here, with a cold wind. Flutie and I walked in the woods. Paul and I cooked breakfast at our site for the first time on this trip. We cleaned the camper and I'm doing laundry and working on my iternet stuff.Most of the laundry dried before the rain started. We got things put away and decided to drive to Chicken to look it over. Chicken is a mining town from the days of the gold rush. It has 20 seasonal residents and 3 year round. The road actually closes thru the...

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To Alaska and Back

Jun 14, 2014 - Chicken

Thur., June 12th – Today was a day of R&R and catching up on laundry. We strolled through the Tok Visitor Center and the Alaskan Gift Shop across the street where I got my free ¼ lb. of fudge with the coupon from the Alaskan Toursaver. Other than the Three Bears Grocery Store, better described as a small food market, these are the only points of interest in Tok. We had dinner at Fast Eddys (best food in Tok), and then went to the free Alaskan Bluegrass concert at the Frontier Theater. I learned that Tok has no government, no laws, no law...

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Sep 14, 2013 - From Fairbanks to Chicken

Today we left Fairbanks and drove back along the same road as we went up on. Only to Tok then we turned off to chicken. You would just have to go there wouldn't you. It was an old gold mining town. Almost a ghost town now. They have a huge dredge which is interesting. Not much else and lives on its name with tourists. We camped next to the saloon. We went in there for a drink just to be social. It was built early 1900. The floor was all over the place. It really was like stepping back in time. So old and so much history. Interesting people...

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Aug 10, 2013 - Fairbanks to Chicken AK

Today is the start to our journey back east, the feeling is bittersweet, we look forward to seeing our family and friends and just being in our home but we don’t want our trip to come to a close. We again joked today about the day after we return and us saying: “Where to now?” Anyways, we started off late today, but warm and well rested. We really didn’t know what we wanted to do today so we set off and putted around the beautiful city of Fairbanks. We ended up not seeing too much of interest other than a nice little park in the center of...

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Alaska Bound 2013

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