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