ALASKA

August 8, 2009

Tok, Chicken and Eagle

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Tok, Alaska

Saturday, August 8, 2009. Tok, population 1,393. Junction of the Alaska Highway and Glenn Highway. This hotel isn’t a biggy, but after a today’s 205 mile drive through the Alaskan outback a supper, shower and a soft bed is good.

Westmark Hotel at TOK for one night.

Westmark Hotel at TOK for one night.

Our room for the night.

Our three star room for the night.

The TOK Visitor's Center

The TOK Visitor's Center

The Grumpy Griz Cafe

The Grumpy Griz Cafe

The TOK General Store

The TOK General Store

The Burnt Paw

The Burnt Paw

The US Post Office at Tok, Alaska

The US Post Office at Tok, Alaska

Alaska Hwy 2 Moose Alert (photo by Annie)

Alaska Hwy 2 Moose Alert (photo by Annie)

Watch out, or it'll be moose for dinner!

Watch out, or it'll be moose for dinner! by Annie




Chicken, Alaska

Next on Sunday morning, August 9, 2009, we headed out from Tok up the Taylor Highway for Eagle and we had a coffee and potty stop at Chicken. Today’s highway from Chicken was all gravel winding through the upback mountains of Alaska. In no way would I have wanted to drive my motorhome over these gravel roads to Eagle. The bus really took a mechanical beating and if you take this trip lightly, Google Earth map on satellite view “Chicken, AK” and follow Route 5 from Alaska Highway 2 and the Tetlin Junction over to Eagle. You’ll find Chicken along the way.

The thriving metropolis of Chicken, Alaska

The thriving metropolis of Chicken, Alaska

Clux Deluxe

Clux Delux

The Chicken Pooper

The Chicken Pooper

When you gotta go... No matter where!

When you gotta go... No matter where!

The Chicken Bar

The Chicken Bar

The Chicken Bar (What more can I say?)

The Chicken Saloon

The liquor store was closed?

The liquor store was closed?

Chicken Facts

Chicken Facts

Coffee and Blueberry Muffins

Coffee and Blueberry Muffins by Susan Wiren

And that's Chicken.

And that's Chicken.

Nice road from Chicken to Eagle!

Nice gravel road from Chicken to Eagle!




Eagle, Alaska

And now Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2009. Eagle, Alaska, prior to boarding the Yukon Queen II.

Looking south from 1st & C st. (by Annie)

Looking south from 1st & C st. (by Annie)

The power and telephone company.

The power and telephone company.

Some good fixer uppers here!

Some good fixer uppers here!

The midnight sun keeps it growing!

The midnight sun keeps it growing!

The population might be 20 in the winter.

The population might be 20 in the winter.

The town courthouse and water supply.

The town courthouse and water supply.

The General Store

The General Store

A laundromat on one side...

A laundromat on one side...

And food on the other.

And food on the other.

Gas and gasoline suppliers.

Gas and gasoline suppliers.

The US Post Office at Eagle, Alaska

The US Post Office at Eagle, Alaska

The Eagle Library

The Eagle Library

My new summer home! :-)

My new summer home! :-)

What's one without the other?

What's one without the other?


It should be noted that spring ice flooding wreaked havoc on Eagle this year. On May 4th, the Yukon flooded approximately 20 feet above its previous highest flood mark. Scan through all the photos in the following link http://eaglefloodinfo.wikispaces.com/ for flood details.

You can see the Yukon Queen II river boat in the distance over the red truck inset in the clean-up photo below.

Before and After

Customs House Before and After

Customs House circled and General Store arrow

Customs House circled and General Store arrow

The clean-up in progress.

The clean-up in progress.


Next Page – we board the Yukon Queen II.

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