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Old 07-16-2016, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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I would like to know opinions of what it's like living in Tok. I am interested in buying some land and building my retirement cabin. Small and very energy efficient. I'm from Alaska myself, so it's not a pipe dream as many from the lower 48 have. So information on this place I would appreciate it.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:07 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Right now, smoky.

I find Tok generally unobjectionable, heavy tourist traffic aside.

What makes you interested in Tok in particular? I feel like if I had my pick of interior towns that weren't in a borough, and didn't have to take work or family into account, I'd probably look at Delta or Nenana first...both are more conveniently located, and arguably in prettier settings.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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You best make that retirement cabin really snug-the coldest temp I ever experienced was in Tok at -62F.

And the folks there can a bit quirky. I used to service the copiers in the school district and the people never disappointed me for entertainment. My favorite was an argument between 2 ladies in the office over whether rabbits crossed north of the highway in the morning and back in the evening or just crossed at random and I thought they might be taking the discussion to the parking lot.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:23 AM
 
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When it's clear the sky is amazing.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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I really like the solitude of Tok. The caribou herd that is in the area, good hunting. The water is second to none. The price of land is actually pretty good, even though it is also waaay out there, not to much swamp land. You have a lot of options I believe living in such a place. I prefer the cold, if it gets to cold I can always stay in. I hear there is some good fishing. Definitely good ice fishing. Also it's not to far to go for the salmon in the copper river. Lots of areas to venture out into and explore.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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When was the last time you were here? I don't think "solitude" is the word I'd use...it's pretty well overrun with RVers a good chunk of the year.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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You best make that retirement cabin really snug-the coldest temp I ever experienced was in Tok at -62F.

And the folks there can a bit quirky. I used to service the copiers in the school district and the people never disappointed me for entertainment. My favorite was an argument between 2 ladies in the office over whether rabbits crossed north of the highway in the morning and back in the evening or just crossed at random and I thought they might be taking the discussion to the parking lot.
Ha! Sounds about right.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Two words: Delta Junction.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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I have been there several times, during all seasons. I know about the tourism that runs thru Tok. But a few miles outside on a few acres I think would be great. But, that's why I'm on here throwing out the questions and asking everyone's opinions. Delta junction, only been there a couple times. Don't know much about it, rice me, can you elaborate on your contribution?
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:58 PM
 
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Tok and most of us who drive have a relationship. Young's Motel and Fast Freddys and the gas station. All reasonable in any season..and you're right short away from the "town" is a peace and an openness which I found to be captivating.
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