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Thread: Galena to Tok River Questions

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    Default Galena to Tok River Questions

    I am plan on driving my 17' flat bottom with a 60hp from Galena to at least Fairbanks at the end of the month. I am moving to Tok, and thought about finishing the trip on the river. I have driven roundtrip from Galena to Fairbanks about half a dozen times, but never upriver of the Chena. I plan to switch my prop out with a jet foot while in Fairbanks for the remainder of the trip.

    Here are my questions:

    Does anyone know the river miles from Fairbanks to Big Delta and/or Tok?

    Are there any easy places to get gas along to way or should I haul fuel from FAI?

    I'm pretty sure this is a no, but are there rapids or other impediments between Fairbanks and Tok?

    I know from Nenana to the Chena it is pretty rocky, does it stay like this?

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Check out this document on the Tanana River. It might be of interest to you.

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    That was interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Has anyone made the trip before than can tell me if I am an idiot or not for thinking about this? The posted report seems to share my misgivings about the stretch between Fairbanks and Big Delta.

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    I have never been on that section of the river, its very braided thats for sure, and I never had a need or reason to run it. I am sure there are folks on here who have run that section, maybe some will chime in. I would think it would be doable with your outfit...
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