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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 - 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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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 10, 2016 - Day 45 Tok

Day 45 Sourdough campground. Mostly sunny today. Really rough road!!! Got into camper at campground and a chair had turned over (forgot to tie down), cabinet door opened and stuff on floor and a piece of decorative molding on the floor. Along with what it did to our insides as we bumped along. Makes for slow going. Hadn't stayed at this campground before. In a lot of trees, but sites are pretty narrow, though plenty long and level. They have a pancake toss every night. If you get a pancake in the bucket you get a free breakfast (he said...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 3, 2016 - To Tok, AK

We drove from Valdez to Tok today which took us across the Tok cut-off. This road was by far the worst we've encountered in our Canadian/Alaska adventure!!! The undulations on the road forced us to slow down to about 15 miles per hour in order to prevent damage to our truck and trailer. We spent the night at a very nice site at the Tok River Recreational Campground.

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Aug 3, 2016 - Depart Quartz Lake, headed to Tok

We departed Quartz Lake, headed to Tok, we arrived at Sourdough RV Park and took a spot for the night. We got here early enough in the day to get our laundry done; we met Bob & Diane in the laundry room, they are full time RV'ers who have been on the road for 3 years, they used to live in MN and now winter in Mesa AZ, they gave us their info on the place they stay and told us we should check it out. We all did the pancake toss that night at the campground, Ken won a free B-fast for the next morning, so of course we took advantage of that;...

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Alaska 2016

Jul 31, 2016 - Destruction Bay YK to Tok, AK

July 31, 2016 Beautifully clear morning but only 51 degrees with wind off Kluane Lake. We left camp by 8:30 knowing that we were going to have bad road for most of the way today. Much of the soil along the northern Alaska Highway is of glacial and not suitable for road embankments. Anything that causes the permafrost to melt will cause the ice-rich soil to liquefy and settle or subside. Then if the soil freezes it will expand or heave. For this reason this stretch of road is always full of pot holes or is being repaired. We stopped in...

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