Trek over the Top - Tok to Dawson International Poker Run



Click here to go to Dawson's Trek Website                  Click here to go to Tok's Alaska Trailblazer's Trek website



We made this trip March 10-13, 2011.  We stayed in Tok the night before and after.  Got up the morning of the 10th, 

had our complimentary breakfast at Eddies and hit the trail for Dawson.  The red carpet was waiting for us in Dawson 

and we had a great time.  We returned to Tok on the 13th, cleared customs, drew our poker hands (I didn't win), 

hit the Husky Lounge for a drink or two (maybe more).  A great time was had by all and we want to 

thank both Tok and Dawson City for putting on a class act.


The Trek starts at Tok Alaska, red square, on the Alaska Highway and then heads north on the Taylor

Highway to Chicken Alaska, yellow square, about 75 miles.  Gas up at Chicken and proceed to the

Top of the World Highway and on to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, green square, about 110 miles.


Unloading at Tok


Sunrise, getting ready to roll


Heading out


198 miles or so to go


On the Tanana River about 12 miles out Tok


Filling up at Chicken Alaska about 75 miles from Tok






Hot chocolate and hot dogs courtesy the Dawson Sled Dawgs Club 



Dawson City on the Yukon River from Midnight Dome.  Top of the World Highway upper right and 

the Klondike River on the left.


Looking down the Yukon from the Dome


Klondike River and Bonanza Creek.  The gold rush of 98 was here.


The streets of Dawson





Ever heard of a sled drop? Me neither.  Below is a snow 

field on the Yukon River covered with wooden stakes that 

were sold for 5 bucks apiece.  You got to place your own 

stake.  The closest one to sled after it hit the river was the winner.


It didn't come close to mine.


Margaret on what was left of the sled.


The Floozies at Diamond Tooth Gerties putting on a show for us Trekkers



Diamond Tooth Gertie 


Drinking our "Trek-Tinis" at Bombay Peggy's 


Us with our new found friend


Diamond Tooth Gerties


The Snow Shoe Shufflers at Gerties




Drinking Yukon Gold at our hotel



Heading home with the border and customs buildings in the upper left.  This customs station

is closed in the winter.  We went through customs in Dawson and Tok.



Stopped at Boundary a mile inside the Alaska border.  This picture is from a previous

Trek as it wasn't open this trip.


On the road to To Tok

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