Side Trip to Chicken
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Today we set off to visit Chicken. The drive from Tok took about two hours. While we were there we took a tour of the original town site which is now run down and deteriorating. The town was fully occupied until the dredge owners stopped operations in 1967. The town is also the setting for the book, Tisha, based on the life of a local schoolteacher in the 1920’s.
Then we took a walk through what is now “beautiful downtown Chicken”.
In addition to the porcupine, we also saw a caribou, hawk and snowshoe hare. None of them stayed around for a photo op however,
We arrived back to the campground with just enough time to get a little dinner and head to the “Pancake Toss”. The campground holds a pancake toss nightly and if you get a pancake in the “buckit”, you win a free breakfast. We didn’t win, although we started our day with the pancake breakfast here today. The owner’s brother, Danny, is trying to carry on Ken’s traditions with the pancake toss. He was a lot like we remembered Ken although just not quite the same. It remains to be seen if Ken’s wife can keep the campground going.Tomorrow we have a long drive to