Tag Archives: Yukon

Road Trippin’: Doing the Funky Chicken

One of the quirkiest communities in the eastern Interior of Alaska is the village of Chicken. Located at about mile 66 of the Taylor Highway and is comprised of downtown Chicken, the Original Chicken Gold Camp/Chicken Creek Outpost and the Goldpanner. Chicken got its name in 1902 when it was incorporated officially. Rumor has it that the residents wanted to …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Nulato to Kaltag

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Nulato to Kaltag     47 Miles The final stretch on the Yukon River before turning inland for the Kaltag Portage headed towards the coast. Kaltag always offers a warm welcome. Checkpoint is at Kaltag Community Center. Kaltag — (KAL-tag) — (KAL) Lat 64.19 Long 158.45 — Population 205 — This town signals a brief respite …

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