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Jul 14, 2018 - Top of the World Hwy and Tok AK

We left Dawson City after a fun few days and headed west on the Top of the World Hwy. The Hwy gets it name from the fact that it is built on top of the mountains instead of the typical valley construction. Unfortunately we traveled on a very rainy day and we spent quite a bit of the trip in the clouds. We did however get a short view of a couple of caribou herds. There is always a question of how many miles you have to drive on unpaved roads on the way to Alaska. Well, the answer is really none. If you go right up to Anchorage or...

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Jul 10, 2018 - Tok

We did the drive to Tok, Alaska. It was a beautiful drive. A bit long. 430 miles from Haines. We went through both the Canadian border and back through the US border. No problems with either. We've been successful apple smugglers :) On the way, we saw mountains, lakes, rivers, gorgeous scenery, a moose and a grizzly. Doing the long drive today means tomorrow's drive will be much shorter. The days are getting longer as we continue on our northern route.

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Jul 4, 2018 - Happy 4th of July !!!!

We spent the 4th in Tok, sometimes ya just gotta love the spirit of small towns. There was a parade that maybe took about 15 minutes to pass by us, but the participants were having a blast. Afterwards in a small park near the parade route there were the usual July 4th activities, you know, food booths, art & craft booths & of course there were games for the kids. Also scheduled was a best baked cupcake competition ...guess who were the judges ??? Pete & Roger sorta got volunteered but the owner of the RV Park we are staying in. See.....she...

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Jul 3, 2018 - Top of the World Highway & Dawson City

The Top of the World Highway connects Dawson City, Yukon to Tok, Alaska. The road covers 187 miles & meanders along the mountain tops. Views from the highway are breathtaking at times, sometimes your traveling on asphalt, sometimes gravel. Orange flags are placed along the roadside, when you see them...you might want to slow down. Pot holes, heaves & just plain rough spots are present. We only drove to Dawson City in the Yukon & back, it was quite a trip.

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Jul 2, 2018 - Just out for a ride

All four of us piled into the truck on July 2nd...just to look around, it was one of those check out our surroundings day. We drove up to a small town of Delta Junction (which is the end of the Alcan Hwy), grabbed a buffalo burger & headed back to the rigs. Pulled along side of the Tanana River, there were signs with info about the Alcan Highway. The highlight for me was the moose by the roadside...they were so awesome....they kind of pay you no mind (unless you startle them)...then all you get with the camera is a butt shot.

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Jun 29, 2018 - Alaska at Last !!

JUNE 29th Finally heading into ALASKA !!!!! Pete & I got up early & pointed the truck towards Alaska...the last leg of our trip there. We had reservations at the Sourdough RV Park in Tok, that is also where we would catch up with Roger & ReeAnn. Time to check out our surroundings

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May 25, 2018 - Alaska!!

It turned out to be a longer day than planned. After our Starbucks coffee and breakfast in Whitehorse, we continued north and west along the Alaska Highway. Most of the day we had mostly sunny skies highlighting beautiful views of the mountains along the glacier cut valleys. Our preferred campground, free, was full, so we continued to Tok, AK. Yesterday, I made comment about length of day - today we have 19 hours of daylight - sunrise: 0400, sunset: 2300. Highlight of the day - Welcome to Alaska. Surprise for the day - less than 5 min with...

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Alaska 2018

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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