Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Tok AK to Anchorage AK - Tok Cut-off and Glenn Hwy

22 March 2014 - Saturday cont.

Continuing from this morning's drive to Tok, after turning left onto the Tok Cut-off and headed for Glennallen and the Glenn Highway to Anchorage.

Weather was spectacular and road was in great condition.

Tok Cut-off
The view about 15 miles from the junction in Tok

Southwest bound out of Tok the highway is straight and the mountains lovely.

Tok Cut-off
Near the Tok River

Made some good miles to Glenallen, time to fuel up...

Fuel prices in Glenallen, March 2014

Glenn Highway
Nelchina Glacier and Nelchina River in the distance, south of the highway

Highway elevation about 3,300 feet.

Glenn Highway
Popular area for snowmobiling

Glenn Highway
Not a cloud in sight!  Coordinates N61.90994 W147.28338

Glenn Highway
Matanuska River in the distance - N61.83076 W147.41242

Glenn Highway
Lions Head is the darker blue hump -  N61.80783 W147.51987

Glenn Highway
Matanuska Glacier - N61.79737 W147.74604

My butt was getting a bit tired. It was nearly 5 p.m. my time (4 p.m. Alaska time). I'd been on the road for 10 hours, stopping only for fuel and a few minutes at the border crossing. 

Glenn Highway
Long Lake and Kings Mountain - N61.81045 W148.18696

Arrived at my Anchorage hotel at  6:30 p.m. after 11.5 hours on the road. According to the GPS,
11 hours was moving time at an average speed of 97 km/h (60 mph) over 1,074 km (667 miles).

While visiting Anchorage, I took a quick drive out Turnagain Arm...

Turnagain Arm
Turnagain Arm - 6:30 p.m.

Later in the week I needed some fresh air so headed out for an evening walk along the walking trail around Cook Inlet. 

Looking westward across Cook Inlet

The evening was beautiful, these images were taken at 6:00 p.m. Alaska time.

Glenn Highway
No mud flats now

On March 28, I drove home, again in a single day. Stopped for many more pictures though, so the drive took an hour longer!

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