Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Monroe, La, USA
Re: Alaska Trip on LT - what's your experience?
I did a Tennessee to Alaska run and back in 05 on a 77 R100RS as well as an Anchorage to Montana one way on a 79 XL1000. Having toured most of the US, the Alcan (Alaska Canadian) highway was the most interesting riding I have ever done. True, the roads leave something to be desired and miles of gravel (or worse, slippery clay like construction zones) can be tricky, the scenery is breath-taking. It is not a case of if I will take my LT, but rather, when. Just keep a sharp eye for moose (the babies like to run out just behind their mother!), bear, buffalo, caribou, frost heaves, motorhomes, etc. and live it up! Dress warm, even in summer. You will need it, particularly at high elevation.