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Aug 18, 2017 - TOK

Aug. 2 – 5: VALDEZ: Next we headed to Glenallen and had a stopover in the Tolsana Wilderness RV Park. Our spots were right next to the river. Very scenic but the fishing was not good. We did have a nice campfire night though. Then we drove to Valdez. Spectacular views along the way. Valdez is the end of the line for the Alaska pipeline. There is a massive facility there that we could see from a distance. Took some pictures but we were not allowed any closer. Also this was the time of year for the pink salmon to spawn. They were everywhere....

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Aug 4, 2017 - Tok RV Village - Tok AK

Departed Fairbanks after a GREAT time with the weather a little drizzly and in the mid 50s. We stopped by the visitor center at Delta Junction, the official end point of the Alaska Highway (starts in Dawson Creek) and of course took the obligatory photos!! Our arrival in Tok was greeted with much warmer weather..70s..and partly cloudy skies. We took time to wash some of the bugs and dirt off and look forward to LOTS more lol.

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Aug 2, 2017 - North to Tok, AK

Up early this drizzly morning for our long drive to Tok. It was a rough road today with lots of frost heaves. We stopped at a pull out on the side of highway to fix lunch and rest a bit from the tedious road. We came across a few road construction crews, and had to veer off the main highway onto a temporary dirt path around the construction. It seemed to be “Take your dog to work day” as one gal who controlled the flow of cars had her dog in the back of her car, and on another crew we saw a small dog following his person around with a...

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Jun 18, 2017 - Over to Tok for a few days

Tok - rhymes with "Coke" We had a bad start this morning, the door would not open, acted like it was locked. Larry had to climb out the emergency window and tried to work with it. Someone suggested using the key on the outside to lock and unlock. It helped. But we think the main problem was that we were really un-level and once moved out of the site, the problem was rectified. As we turned west out of the Chicken Gold Camp we immediately found out why there were so many trucks hauling dirt and rocks west bound and returning to east of...

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Jun 15, 2017 - Back to Tok

Woke up to a beautiful day. Had a slow start and were on our way to Tok by 9am. Saw lots we didn't see on the way in. Saw 2 beavers by the road. Took several walks. Mom and Dad went grocery shopping while we rested. Later that night they walked to town for pizza.

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Jun 13, 2017 - Whitehorse to Tok, Alaska - Finally!!

Our last two days on the Alaska Highway took us from Whitehorse, through Destruction Bay and Canada's Kluane (pronounced Klu-Wa-Nee) National Park and Preserve to Tok, Alaska. The highway from Whitehorse to Destruction Bay was absolutely gorgeous. The Kluane Icefield Range loomed in front of us while the St. Elias Mountain Range (Alaska) was to our west. The Kluane Icefield Range is the largest non-polar icefield in North America. Although we saw little wildlife as we traveled this portion of the highway, we saw notices everywhere about it...

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Alaska Or Bust 2017

Jun 3, 2017 - Next stop Alaska

Drove from Dawson City to Chicken Alaska. Stopped for a long run on The Top of The World highway. Mom and Dad had a quick lunch at one of the two restaurants. Swam in the West Fork river, had to stop because Lily found some dead fish to eat. Saw the largest forest fire in Alaska history in 2014 1.2 millon acres. Time for showers again so staying at an rv park in Tok. So far total lodging $140.00

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Apr 30, 2017 - Whitehorse, YT to Tok, AK

4-30-17 Whitehorse to Tok Another chilly morning at 27 degrees. We were up, had breakfast, I got coffee at Starbucks, hooked up the trailer and were on the road by 6:30AM (22073 miles). Not bad. The chilly temps are a results of clear nights and clear days. Could not ask for better weather overall. We were able to spot a lot of wildlife today. We saw elk, moose, rabbit, many types of birds, and even a couple Grizzly bears. I really miss my Nikon. I would have been able to get images of most of the animals with my Nikon. The only reason I...

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Aug 25, 2016 - travel to Tok, AK

Aug 25 Tok, AK is our next stop, 256 miles and 8 hours. More road construction. On the way, we stopped at ST Elias/Wrangle Mountains National Park. It is the largest national park in the nation. It was the 100th birthday for the national park service. We got cake and ice cream from the park. We didn’t know that Margaret shared the same birthday, but we know she is more than a quarter of a century younger than the park service. We stayed at Tok on our way to Fairbanks, so nothing new here. We went to dinner at the local restaurant next to...

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Aug 21, 2016 - Valdez to Tok, AK

August 21, 2016 Cannot we have been on the road for a month! Today we are backtracking north on the Richardson Hwy through Glennallen (population 514) and northeast on the TOK Cutoff to Tok, the down every car traveler has to pass through twice while visiting AK. Passing through the Glen Hwy junction we actually missed Glennallen where we intended to get gas as there is not much on the way to TOK. We again passed Pump Station number 12. Begun in 1975 the pipeline employed 30,000 workers at its peak and brought lasting changes to AK. The 48...

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Aug 14, 2016 - Leaving Dawson on way to Chicken and Tok, AK

Stopped at Chicken about mid-day. Had lunch at 'original Downtown' at Sue's Cafe. Pretty bad road over the 'Top of the World' highway. Took us about 7 hours to go 180 miles. Around 25 miles of gravel - not too bad - in Canada. Then another 25 of DIRT in Alaska. Very bumpy and rough. I drove for many miles at 10-25 mph. The ferry is free to cross the Yukon River at Dawson city. Boy,the current is fast in the Yukon. Oh, the town of Chicken has a good story with how it got it's name. They wanted to call it Ptarmigan (which is sort of a quail...

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2016 Trip to Alaska

Aug 14, 2016 - Back To Tok

Back to Tok, home of moose poop The drive to Tok was uneventful, the best kind of drive). I thought we would stop for one last visit to the Wrangell St. Elias NP and wanted to camp on Nebesma Road. Glenn wanted to go to Tok, I suggested that we detach the car and explore for a while then resume the drive to Tok. Well, things didn't work out and we continued our drive. We did encounter some beautiful views of the Wrangell Mountains, but then the clouds started coming in. For a change, it started to rain, which seems to happen everyday. The...

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