Thu, Jul 6, 2017
We pulled out of Fairbanks this morning for Tok (rhymes with smoke). We arrived here Jun 4th on our way into Alaska and now we’re here on our way out of Alaska. This trip is blowing by 😦
Halfway between Fairbanks and Tok lies Delta Junction, the official terminus of the Alaska Highway. Let me plagiarize from Wiki:
“During World War II, the United States aided the Soviet Union by sending airplanes and supplies through Alaska into the Russian Far East. The Alaska Highway was built to connect an existing road in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada, with the Richardson Highway in Alaska, a distance of 2,290 km (1,420 mi). The Alaska Highway met the Richardson Highway at a place that became known as Delta Junction. This connection created a motor route between Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.”
The route follows the Tenana River so it’s relatively flat and an easy drive. But there are frost heaves so I have to be careful since my Cayenne is loaded to the max. I don’t want to break anything.
Here’s the Tenana and it’s a wide one.