Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tok to home

Remember to click on the pictures to make them larger.
After leaving Fairbanks, we headed down the Alaska Highway toward Tok. We drove through Delta Junction and a few other small towns. There were many beautiful sights to enjoy on the drive. We stopped by several lakes that were clear and blue with signs of autumn all around. This lake was home to several tundra swans. They were just a bit out of camera range. We arrived in the small town of Tok, which is only a little over a hundred miles from the Canadian border, right at dinnertime. Surprisingly, we had a difficult time finding a room here in Tok. The only large chain motel in town had already closed for the season. A few others were not quite what we wanted. We ended up staying at a place called Mainstreet Motel. It was clean, inexpensive, and right on the outskirts of town. This is a fairly small town of 1415 people with the claim of being the coldest inhabited community in North America. I'll agree! It gets down to 70 below 0 in the winter and stays that way for days on end! Not much to do here in Tok so after dinner we just retired to our room and rested. We got up fairly early Monday morning to begin our trek home. We hit the Glenn Highway and enjoyed some fantastic views of the Wrangell Mountains, the Copper River, and several small towns and villages. Stopped in Glennallen for lunch and then visited a few scenic overlooks. Here is Greg with the Matanuska Glacier in the background. We headed home to rest after a great weekend.

No comments:

Post a Comment