A Walk in Tok

img_0649We walked from our place to Fast Eddy’s yesterday. It was a balmy 10 degrees F, remnants of the Chinook That Took Tok the other day.

When it comes to walking/hiking, I’m very destination oriented. Where my husband is willing to turn off a main road or path and explore a new one, I want to “stick to the program” and get somewhere specific. So for this walk, it was head to Fast Eddy’s for lunch with toddler in the Chariot stroller bundled and blanketed.

We crossed the Tok Cutoff into the “heart” of Tok, taking a more “residential” road before crossing the Alaska Highway to get to the restaurant.

Along the way, we passed a junk yard. Not a junkyard, but someone’s yard with a mind-boggling amount of stuff half-buried in the snow. (Photos below from our first walk in December.)

I can’t wait until the thaw.

June will be a lovely month to bicycle to the store, to the bank, to Fast Eddy’s, to the post office.

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  1. Rodney

     /  February 22, 2009

    Is that a school bus buried in the snow in the last picture? That person’s yard definitely gives a new meaning to the term junk yard. Let’s hope he/she is not reading your blog’s. đŸ˜›

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  2. anon

     /  February 23, 2009

    I would bet money that norma does read this blog.

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    • Well, I’m sure either she’s reading or someone she knows is. Hey, I wasn’t criticizing, I was fascinated. Can’t wait for the thaw – amazing photographic possibilities.

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  3. HTG

     /  February 24, 2009

    In Alaska, there is no such place as a “junkyard”. They are “recycling yards”, “outdoor museums”, or spare parts storage areas. If you find a good junkyard, you have probably found a fascinating human being as well. Anyone who has collected much stuff in Alaska will also have a story for all that stuff. An oldtime junkyard is a good thing, unlike the new “warehouses” where you order your parts at the counter and wait for someone else to dismantle an old vehicle for you.

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  4. matt

     /  February 24, 2009

    Some of us have built homesteads with maybe 1 or 2 old junkers and a few cans laying around. Others like those pictures above, have “junksteads They are sight to certainly make your eyes sore. Its sad that one is blessed to live in such a beautiful place and then just thrash on it. Its not recycling.

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  5. julianne

     /  February 25, 2009

    oh for petes sake, TOK is so far away from the yard nazis , leave this person alone to enjoy their stuff.

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  6. xamgo_xango

     /  February 25, 2009

    Our junks better than your junk! HaHaHa

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  7. marilou flexter

     /  December 20, 2009

    Hey we are from the lower 48s, and have your town on our visit to ak. Our main reason is to see dog trainers or dog sleders. I understand this is the capital for dog mushing or whatever. sorry I must sound whacky, but I am truly amazed at their ability. Marilou

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