Tok, Alaska – June 2018

From Chicken we headed to Tok. The 82 mile drive took us a little over two hours. Our speeds averaged 40 miles per hour. But it was an improvement from the day before.

Taylor Highway

Our first priority in Tok was to get fuel, groceries, wine and beer. Then we visited the visitor center and after that we went in search of a campground. We narrowed it down to two potential spots, Sourdough campground and Tundra campground. We looked at the Sourdough campground first. It looked okay. It had 30 amp electric and water at the site and had some privacy and spacing between sites. They had availability for two nights. I was tired, it was a done deal. There was a lot of good smells for Coda and he was pretty happy there. They had an rv wash, so the first thing we did before we settled in our site was wash most of the mud off our rv. Then we settled in.

Taylor Highway

The next morning I went to do laundry. It was $3.00 for a 30 minute wash and $2.oo for  a 30 minute dry. Well, the wash hardly dried but I was unwilling to put more money in, so the wash hung all over the little motorhome. The laundry situation was very disappointing.

On the Taylor Highway. Sometimes the signs are superfluous.

They also had a cafe and served dinner and breakfast. We checked out the menu and thought the Reindeer chili in a sourdough bowl sounded good. So we got it to take out to eat in our motorhome. It was delicious.

Evening pancake toss

That evening we joined in with the sourdough pancake toss. If you could toss the pancake into the bucket, you win a free sourdough pancake breakfast. It was fun to watch and fun to try, but if Opa and I depended on those skills, we would have starved.

The Sourdough Campground was okay. It was getting a little run down and the laundry is terrible. The people were very nice. Still, I wouldn’t have given it the high rating that Good Sam did. And next time we come through, I’d like to try the Tundra Campground instead.

Day 36 (Day 2 in Alaska)

Miles: 82*
Driving time: 2:00
Roads: Taylor Hwy (AK-5)
Road conditions: Fair
Overnight: Sourdough RV Park
Weather: Cloudy and occasional rain (52/64)
Total miles in Alaska: 124*
Total miles since crossing Canadian border: 2,684*
Total miles: 4,252*
* Since our motorhome is our only vehicle, mileage includes side trips.

Day 37 (Day 3 in Alaska)

Miles: 0
Overnight: Sourdough RV Park
Weather: Cloudy and occasional rain (49/68)


2 thoughts on “Tok, Alaska – June 2018”

    1. The scenery is unbelievable and I’m glad we have to go slow. It gives us more time to soak up the beauty. I miss my luxuries, such as washer and dryer, from our 5th wheel but I’m glad to be traveling in something smaller.

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