Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
Alaska Option 1
I have always wanted to ride north to get a taste of the Alaskan Highway. Unfortunately, to do any justice to this beautiful part of the country you really need to spend a few weeks and I just don't have that kind of available time.
So here's my idea of a minny LT adventure. The dates are used merely for purposes of an example:
Friday, July 21 Leave Portland/Vancouver and ride to Bellingham (260 miles) - Board the ferry at 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, July 22 - 23 Ferry ride - $352 per passenger, $463 for motorcycle, cabins available at varying prices.
Monday, July 24 Arrive in Skagway, Alaska at 2:30 PM and ride to Whitehorse, YT Canada (112 miles). This could be a meeting place to connect with other riders.
Spend July 25 - 30 riding the Alcan Highway and returning home. Heading immediately south that's 6 days to cover around 1,860 miles. Riding up into Alaska would require a brisker pace.
Anyway, let me know what you think! Anyone interested? Do you have other ideas, suggestions other options? Anyone taken the ferry?
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