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Aug 3, 2016 - Day 38 Gakona

Day 38. Today we drove the Nebesna Rd. VERY rough 42 miles. Stopped at Ranger station to get map first. They have complimentary cd's giving mile by mile info. They also had the cutest jr. Ranger hat and vest for Jessica. That's the first time I've seen it. So, of course we had to get it. At the end of the road (of course) was a hike up to an old copper mine. Another very steep trail, but no spots where I had to crab walk. For dinner I used the rest of the crab meat with some marinara sauce over fried zucchini patties. Still good. Karen and...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 2, 2016 - Day 37 Kenny Lake

Day 37 Grizzly Lake campground. Actually, campground is several miles east of Gakon, but that was the only town this journal understood. We've also stayed here before. Small, on very nice lake. Electric only. Drive was uneventful...some sun when we got here. The owner has a big sheep dog named Sweetness. Jessica was in heaven. Grilled Yak burgers. They were very good. The kids even loved them. I have a very high 'ick' factor so I was a little leary, but I would eat it again. Another hike planned for tomorrow.

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Alaska...Again 2016

Jun 20, 2016 - New tire

We had a nice restful nights sleep at Tok, Alaska. Watching Shrek or Cars for the umpteenth time has me asleep in 5 minutes usually! The first order of the day was to try to find a tire for the one that was shredded yesterday. The first tire store didn't even have the size tire I needed but the second tire shop did have one, yay. They had everything done in an hour or so. We decided to proceed on towards Wasilla, AK, there is a CVS pharmacy there and that is where we do our business in Greenville which we hope will make things easy for all...

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Jul 20, 2012 - Day 60 Gakona

Day 60: Valdez to Gakona, 131 miles. We traveled back up the Richardson highway, through Thompson pass. We finally got a view of Mt. Drum, it's very impressive, but Mt. Wrangell is 2,000 feet taller but it was covered by clouds. We stopped at Copper Center and toured a museum on the gold and copper rush. A historical roadhouse next to the museum burned down in May, so all that was left was a big hole in the ground. The next stop was the Alaska pipeline. We were able to walk up and touch it! The above ground pipe is free floating. The pipe...

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Jul 29, 2010 - Gakona, AK

Campground: Gakona Alaska Campground The clouds and cold of Valdez are gone because we are on our way north. By the time we got to Gakona there is sunshine and higher temperatures. This campground leaves a lot to be desired but it does have 50 amps and working wifi and it is such a level spot we don’t have to unhook for our one-night stay. Sally and I walked along the road back to the post office, mainly just to walk and we actually got hot. And something crossed the road a little bit in front of us. However we were never able to...

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North to Alaska 2010

Jul 7, 2008 - Gakona, AK

Well folks, it’s payback time. It rained all day long. We left Beaver Creek, YT at 7:15AM and finally arrived at the Information Center in Tok, AK, which is a distance of about 100 miles, at 11:30AM. The frost heaves and the road construction really slowed us down. We only once reached above 50 mph in all that way. Those big yellow machines are not my favorite things when they are so close. When driving from Tok south on the Glen Highway we spotted a cow moose and her calf. We are now in Gakona, AL and only a couple of RV’s here. A...

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