Adventure Caravans / tours by RV to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies in 2008
Adventure Caravans / tours by RV to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies in 2008
Day 23 - Tok, AK

This morning, before we left Chicken, we were treated to fresh pancakes and sausages, compliments of the Schaafs! The amazing part was Spence Schaaf COOKED THE PANCAKES. Word has it that the best Spence has done in the past is to heat canned soup. Way to go Spence! Spence actually tried to bribe me to keep this information off the web.

After breakfast we had our driver's meeting. Since it had been raining for about 4 hours, it was strongly suggested that we delay leaving until the 2.3 miles of dirt road leaving Chicken had a chance to dry out. Two vehicles had already slid off the road due to the rain and slippery conditions. Between 11:30 and Noon was suggested as a good time to leave.

This gave us all time to do some more shopping and to just wander around the area. This beautiful grass with a light purple fringe was beautiful, but with the added rain drops it was gorgeous! This was the first time I had seen this little white flower. I need to get a flower book to identify it.
We decided to kill some time by taking a walk along a road that led away from the campground. This old mining truck was one of the derelicts we found rusting in the bush. We walked the road in hope of seeing a moose, but all we saw was this rabbit. Not as exciting as a moose, but hey, it's wild life.
The road we took ended at the Chicken airport. This is a picture of the lone hanger reflected in a pond. Most of us headed out between 11:30 and noon. After the first 2.3 miles the road was in good condition. We still had to slow for some gravel and some other minor dips and bumps, but it was far better than the road the previous day.
This was a beautiful view. We were about 2 miles away from rejoining the Alaska highway when the Alaskan Range of mountains appeared in all their majesty.
The campground we stayed in has two bays for cleaning campers and cars. This was a very welcome benefit after all the driving we had done on gravel roads. We all pitched in to clean two rigs at a time so it made the work go faster.
The campground, TOK RV Village, is really quite nice. Each spot is separated by grass and trees. It has full hookup, Cable TV and WIFI (not free unfortunately). At 7:00 we were entertained by a couple of local musicians. He was very entertaining. He sang a number of songs he had written about Tok and Alaska life. Of course he had CDs for sale.
After the entertainment we had our driver's meeting. We will be heading to Fairbanks in the morning and it looks like there are a number of interesting places to stop en route.
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