Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (74)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (73)

07/24/2019 Travel Day – Back to Tok


Start Location:
Start Time:9:30 a.m.
Mileage:  54,644.1

End Location:
End Time: 3:00 p.m.
Mileage: 54,863.1
Cost Per Night: $40.00 USD
Weather: 50-75 F Sunny (Rainy Night)
Route:
  • 1 East Glenn Highway
  • Tok Cutoff Highway (1 East)

We got a good downpour last night. The rain washed all the tree sap (from Alaskan Adventure Charter RV Park Spot) off the motorhome and tow vehicle. Just in time, because we had planned on doing it during our overnight in Tok.

We met two fellow trekkers, Theresa and husband Leonard as we dined at the campground’s little café. The breakfast was just so so, but we thoroughly enjoyed the company. Theresa warned us the road to Tok was rough.

The café hires students from other countries. Our waitress was from a small country in Europe. She spoke English very well.

The path to Tok, Alaska was rough due to several road construction projects. However, it did not compare to the roughness of Top of the World Highway nor Theresa’s caution. Our progress was slow but steady.

Just before reaching Tok, Paul had to bring the ‘Beast’ to a slow stop. A mama moose was determined to follow her calf across the Glen Highway. We were privy to an excellent view of the maternal gesture.

We participated in the Sourdough Campground Pancake Toss. This activity brings many of the campers together – very smart idea. More RV Parks should follow suit. We had lots of fun, but did not ‘bucket a pancake,’ so no free breakfast.

Met the owner of Tok RV Park – nice man also owns the Gas Station where we met him. Next time we will try his nice looking camp.

Wildlife Spotted: Dead baby Moose or Elk (not sure / laying by the side of Glenn Highway); two white swans; Mama Moose with her calf.

Low Clouds Early in the Morning
Low Clouds Early in the Morning

Oversized Load
Oversized Load

Loved this Sign – Paved to Gravel
Loved this Sign – Paved to Gravel

Alaska has Plenty of Scenic Rest Stops
Alaska has Plenty of Scenic Rest Stops

Black Spruce is a Slow-Growing Evergreen Conifer
Black Spruce is a Slow-Growing Evergreen Conifer

Close – Up of the Fireweed
Close – Up of the Fireweed

Fireweed Line the Highways
Fireweed Line the Highways

Alaska is Big on Property Rights
Alaska is Big on Property Rights

Mama Moose Following Calf (right middle of photo)
Mama Moose Following Calf (right middle of photo)

This Contraption Keeps the Mosquitos at Bay
This Contraption Keeps the Mosquitos at Bay

Paul’s Pancake Toss – We Both Missed
Paul’s Pancake Toss – We Both Missed

8:30 p.m. at Night at the Sourdough Campground
8:30 p.m. at Night at the Sourdough Campground

Grand View to Tok, Alaska
Grand View to Tok, Alaska

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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