After Carol flew back home, we went on to Tok. Tok is a major intersection with all the roads to Alaska passing through. We drove through here on our way north and did laundry and grocery shopping. On the way south, we stopped and stayed for a couple of days. I did some more fishing and caught Grayling and Northern Pike.
Many businesses are for sale along the highways. This one looks like a great opportunity, and only $159,000.
These weird downward curved pipes make me wonder every time I went by. Too much snow on a long-gone roof?
Inland Alaska does not have the snowy peaks of the coastal mountains.
Flowers are every where and clouds creep over the mountains.
I liked this peak, and with the proper camera angle, the road below disappears.
They have done some bank erosion control here on the Little Tok River.
I saw this fish from a 3 foot bank in the clear water. I dropped my fly to it, and picked it right up. A beautiful Grayling.
The next day I hiked out to Mineral Lake, a whole 1/2 mile. Here the Little Tok comes out of the lake.
In that weedy outlet from the lake, a hungry Pike grabbed a lure from my Father’s tackle box. I remember that lure at the top of his box since I was a kid. It is from his days in Wisconsin, before he became a family man in CA. It had not been in the water for at least 60 years.
On the way up the trail, I spotted this bird, a Spruce Grouse, I think.