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Jun 20, 2013 - Tok, Alaska

When you are driving the Alaska Highway and you get to Alaska, the very first town you come to is Tok. Everyone who drives to Alaska must come to this town. Tok RV Village is a very large park and has all the amenities- over 100 pull-through. they say back in 2006 the park was full but the times have changed. One nice amenity is their RV/car wash. For $20 you get unlimited use of a power wash for both your motorhome and car. Ours really needed a wash after driving from Calgary. I know it won't last long but it sure looks good today. I...

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Jun 18, 2013 - Arrival in Tok

Mon June 17, 2013 Sunny and it got to 83 again today. Today was a work/kick back day. We met Dave and his wife, Susan, this morning at Fast Eddy’s for breakfast. Then it was a trip to the visitor center, fuel up, fill a propane cylinder, wash and clean the inside of the truck, laundry. Hmmm – I guess there wasn’t much kick back involved! Well, at least we got a few things done. There are red flag warnings in much of Alaska. It has been warm, windy and dry. Campfires and burning have been banned. Not to worry – we’ll stay out of the paths of...

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Jun 17, 2013 - Wedding Crashers

We decided on our day off to take a Flight seeing tour over the park. (one of those perks for us as companies want to fill their space available.) Those of you who know me well, know that I don't fly well any more. But... on the bucket list was the desire to cram myself in one of those tiny planes to witness the splendor of Denali National Park from the air. Upon arriving at the airstrip, a couple somewhat our age stepped out of a car in wedding regalia. They were to be married on Ruth Glacier where the airplane would make a 30 minute...

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Jun 16, 2013 - Destruction Bay to Tok – Tough Drive

We left Whitehorse headed for the Alaskan border – we planned one more night in the Yukon at Destruction Bay, a town with a population of 35. After Destruction Bay, we found the Alaskan Highway we read about. The last 120 miles to the US border was cluttered with frost heaves, large pot holes and areas of gravel. With no rain, the road was pretty dusty, but with no rain we did avoid muddy roads. This 200 mile trip took us nearly 8 hours, got our attention and ready for a drink when we got to Tok, AK. Our average speed was about 30 MPH as...

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Jun 15, 2013 - Whitehorse, YT to Tok, AK - Day 15

June 15,2013....We left Whitewater, YT, at 8:45 am, PDT. It was sunny and 59 degrees. We headed west on the Alaska Hwy.1. The scenery continued to be white spruce and black spruce all along the roadway. There is no agriculture, as the land is poor and dry. There were only one or two pastures spotted today. The Kluane Lake was lovely, bordered in the distance by the St. Elisa Mountain Range. We stopped at a rest stop by the Kluane River for lunch and visited with some motorcyclists. The temperature had risen to 70 degrees. We saw pink colors...

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North to Alaska 2013

Jun 14, 2013 - The right to bear arms

June 13, 2013 Sunset 12:15 'ish Sunrise 3:30 'ish When the 'credit card' bill passed under Obama, there was a catch. It gave people the right to carry firearms into a National Park. Calls came regarding the use of pistols to stop bears or other mammals that may be attacking. Visitors were counseled that bear spray, the human voice and other safety precautions were better than going up against a charging critter w/ a side arm. The bottom line was stressed - it is illegal to discharge a fire arm in a National Park. But noooo, last week a 29...

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Jun 14, 2013 - Stayed over

We liked the park so much we decided to stay another day, we took a walk around the campground this morning, Buddy cooked breakfast and then we headed into town as we need a trailer tire (one thing about traveling that sucks, buying tires), he found the place that sells them so we went ahead and paid for it and we’ll stop on the way out to tomorrow and let them put it on. We went to the visitor center I picked up a couple more brochures, met a worker in there that winters in The Everglades, back to the RV I did laundry, Buddy put me a new...

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Jun 13, 2013 - Travel The Alaska Highway

We both didn’t sleep to well last night so we slept in until 8:00, I got up turned on the coffee pot and it was 44 degrees outside, by the time we left around 9:25 it only got up to 46 and stayed in the 40’s and was cloudy and rain off and on until into the afternoon then it got up 67 degrees and the sun came out. We traveled N up The Alaska Highway and encountered about 11 total of gravel off and on, the road was VERY ROUGH, we come to the US border and actually go through it pretty quickly and immediately the road turned much better, the...

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Jun 7, 2013 - Summit Centennial

On June 7, 1913, the north peak of Mt. McKinley, (20,320')was successfully climbed by Walter Harper, Harry Karstens, Hudson Stuck and Robert Tatum. This expedition took months, while today's climbers summit in weeks. Of course, the Karsten group didn't have planes that would deliver them to the 7,200' base camp that climbers enjoy today. Nope, they had sled dogs carrying their equipment for miles. (thus the pix at the sled dog demo) Karsten was quiet the musher. Back in 1903 he was the mailman for the Kantishna mining district. (The...

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Jun 6, 2013 - On the way to Tok

6-5-2013 From: Chicken, Alaska, To: Tok, Alaska We ended up staying two nights in Chicken. The first night, and day,that we were there it rained buckets full. Zoey was not amused about the rain. She gave us a look like “You expect me to go out in that?” The second day was very cold and windy, and into the 30’s overnight. We had planned to go gold panning but we would have ended up being popsicles. We decided there will be more opportunities for that. No sense catching pneumonia to pan for gold. I’m sure it’s not as easy as it looks anyway....

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Jun 5, 2013 - More about mushing

We had a chance for a gettaway during our last days off, so we headed to Chena Hot Springs Resort, about 60 mi no. of Fairbanks. (total 180 mi. from here) This spot is literally at the end of the road, banked up against snow covered mtns. For the entertainment of the visitors, there is a bit of everything...ATV, horseback riding, hiking, and our fav, soaking. As to not become total veggies, we strolled around the grounds enjoying their very large, 100+ dog kennel, reindeer enclosure, horse corrals, etc. God forbid we should break a sweat on...

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May 31, 2013 - 'Peak' at this

Just wanted to share a few more snaps of various and assorted wildlife along the road to Wonder Lake. The moose are ever present right now as the sweet green yumyums are emerging along the road. We were lucky to spot a Mama moose and her week old calf just 2 miles from the visitor center tonight as we returned home from work. They didn't want their picture taken, however, and moved deep into the willows. The newly born calf had wrinkled hind quarters and an unsteady gait. Hoping it fares better than another new calf that lost it's life in a...

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