August 14, 2010
Anchorage, Alaska to Tok, Alaska - 319 miles
70 & Sunny
We wanted to explore more of Anchorage, Seward, and the Kenai, but the rain and the cold were relentless.Our Florida bones are aching for warmth and sunshine.We have decided to move on.
Today we are heading for Tok, Alaska.The drive will take us on the two lane mountain roads of the Glenn Highway.There are switchbacks and deep gorges.The views from high on these narrow mountain roads, with no guardrails, or shoulders are breathtaking and scary.I have reverted to my mountain driving mantra of "Hugh slow-w-w-w down…NOW!", or "Stay away from the edge…NOW!".Poor Hugh!
Just when you think you've seen it all along come the Wrangle Mountains and their glacial fields. This area is a National Preserve.This National Park is wilder than Denali Nation Park, and larger.There are no roads, no services, no marked trails.Park services will tell you if you go in here you are on your own.The views were unbelievable.
We arrived in Tok after driving 9 hours.We arrived in time for dinner.We were dinner; the mosquitoes here were awful.Thank God for deet!We ditched Abbie and had dinner next to the RV Park at Fast Eddie's.Dinner was surprisingly good.
As we settled down for the evening, we talked about all the wonderful, majestic places we had seen in Alaska.This was our last day in "The Last Frontier", and we were headed home.It was beautiful!