After crossing the Yukon/Alaska border on June 15 we spent the next 5 weeks exploring the state of Alaska, beginning with the area around Tok.  Major stops included Fairbanks, Denali, Palmer/Anchorage, Cooper Landing/Kenai Peninsula, Homer, Glennallen/Valdez, and back to Tok.
Rufus Creek
Chena River
North Pole, Alaska
Santa Land
Cooper Landing
Kasilof River

On to Tok and south toward home via Alaska and Cassiar Highways
Tok was primarily a chance to restocke the larder. We did enjoy a couple of days exploring and checking some fishing spots.  At Fairbanks I particularly enjoyed a couple of days fishing the Chena River.  Of course Santa Land is a must check in the box for every self respecting tourist. 

What is there to say about Denali National Park that others have not said better.  Touring by bus is the only option allowed for a large portion of the park.and our guide was excellent.  Susan and I also took advantage of good weather to explore, hike, and fish a bit in the rest of the park.  Do not miss this  treasure.
Eagle River State Park is virtually on the outskirts of Anchorage.  A perfect place to stay for exploring that area.    Anchorage itself is a not particularly attractive large city.  Do not miss the drive along Turnigan Arm on the way to the Kenai Peninsula.  We spent the week of July 4 at Kenai Princess RV park at Cooper Landing.  Very central for exploring the entire peninsula. We enjoyed visiting Kenai, Soldotna, and Seward.  Lots of great scenery in every direction. 

I had planned to do some fishing but holy combat.  The famous Russian River was a complete turn-off for me.  First you must check in and be assigned a parking lot.  Then after findind an open spot in the lot you can walk to the river which is bordered by a permanent hard surface path.  Find an open spot, wade out to it, and stand there.  Do not expect to move.  I didn't even bother.  The Kenai River itself is quite large and I has no bank access for wading.  There are a few places where one can stand by the river and cast, most easily with spin gear.  I did book a guide for Susan and I to float one day.  Had a nice time, caught a couple of fish including one very nice Rainbow.  the last half of the day we had the unheard of experience of  a rare Alaska thunderstorm.  The line of storms followed the river as we drifted along so we were under very heavy thunderstorm rain for a couple of hours. 
Before leaving the Kenai we spent a few days at a nice camp near Homer.  Homer was fun to see and from there we moved north for a few days to check the Kasilof River area.  Another interesting part of the state to explore with plenty of campgrounds. 

Now we are sort of on the way toward home.  First was a day between Anchorage and Glennallen on what must be one of the world's most beautiful drives - the Glen Highway.   One of our favorite stops, Ranch House Lodge, was so nice we kept extending our stay from 3 days until we ended up a full week there.  Andy and Karen have restored an old highway lodge into a first class spot.  From there we were able to explore another of the world's most gorgeous drives , Richardson Highway to Valdez.  Copper River is also an easy day trip from Glennallen through more beautiful country country.

From Glennallen it's another couple of days to Tok to fill the tanks and larder before heading home.