Tok, Alaska

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day 94 - August 1st - The time is flying by and now that we have so many activities planned, it will go even faster.  Our drive today was 78 miles so that wasn't bad at all.  Tomorrow we go to Valdez for three days and we travel 255 miles.  The roads have to get better.

Another sunny day, so we must be doing something right.  We alter between paved and hard pack gravel roads, 1000 times better than yesterday.  We see lots of evidence of fire as we head over the mountains.  One was named the Porcupine fire in 1990. 

We pass Mount FairPlay at elevation 5541' - the highest point.  I was told by the fellow at Chicken that they see moose all the time - I saw none!!  On this road, I did see a beautiful hawk in a nearby tree and a tiny squirrel.  Oh yeah  Two of the big five - NOT.

We pass another of our RV'ers beside the road, but this time 4 other coaches are helping him, so we continue on and get here to Tok in 2.5 hours.  Again, unscathed.  Thankfully,  Nick is taking these roads very cautiously and I think that is making the difference.  Some of the drivers treat this as a race, and they are paying the price.

So, we are excited about Valdez - despite the oil spill there which put it on the map, it is supposed to be one of the prettier places in Alaska - so we will see ...

Hope you are all well.

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Pamela on

Sounds like your driver's caution is paying off. Good for Nick :)

Claudia on

That's the kind of coach wash I want next time we do ours!!
Sounds and looks as if you will have lots of pot hole stories to share for a life time! Way to go Nick. You're rig is still in one piece. Keep up the good work! Hugs!

Caroline Jenkins on

As always, I am enjoying your diary and photos. The countryside is beautiful.

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