On the morning of June 17 we headed out on our do-it-yourself day tour. We decided to continue up AK hwy #1 to the town of Tok (rhymes with Coke) Here’s a picture of Jan with our rental car at one of the pullouts along the way.
The road to Tok goes past the Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve which is a whopping 13.2 million acres total! Because of clouds and haze I couldn’t get the best photos of the Wrangell mountains but here is one shot of 16,327 ft tall Mt. Sanford in the distance
Even with the clouds, the day was beautiful. All along the road were wildflowers of different types. These are Bluebonnets (I think).
When we got to Tok we did typical tourist stuff – went to the visitors center and prowled through some gift shops. Tok is the first town of any size on the Alcan highway past the Canadian border so it was quite busy. Once again, by dumb luck, we found a great place for lunch; Fast Eddie’s . Good food, an huge salad bar and friendly people. Some say it’s the best restaurant on the Alcan highway.
We got back to Copper River Lodge a little early and so I was able to get a photo of the lobby without the mobs of bus passengers.
They are Lupine.
What a great Alaskan tour you prepared for those of us who only wish we could go there!!
Thanks Sarah. I’m working on getting the last part of the journey documented Real Soon Now™. 🙂