Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tompkins, Newfoundland, Canada
Just home from a 27day, 20,000kms ride from Newfoundland to Alaska return.
Started the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, Watson Lake, Whitehorse, Dawson City, (too wet to do Top of the World HY), Whitehorse, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Homer, Tok, Haines, took ferry to Skagway, Watson Lake, Cassiar HY, Stewart/Hyder and back home via Yellowhead to Saskatoon and so on.
Beautiful scenery and wildlife which was my reason for going. The grizzly bear is a beautiful creature. It makes a black bear look like a kitten (although I am told black bears are the more dangerous as they are unpredictable). The weather was not great but Alaska gets lots of rain and I expected that.
The southern area of the Kenai peninsula was a highlight for me with some very scenic riding. Lots of people fishing in the rivers along the way...and they were catching fish! Had a great feed of Salmon at ďAlaska Salmon BakeĒ in Fairbanks!
Thank you to Gary Kramer, in Edmonton, for changing my rear tire and providing accommodations!. I met some great people along the way and the memories are forever etched.
2006, R1200GS (located in Ireland)
2006, K1200LT (sold)
1981, Kawasaki CSR 650 (sold)