Well hell what a time consumer this RR was. What a wonderful waste of time it has been. Funny, at the ripe age of 51 and a long time dirt rider and new to DS riding; I decided the other night that I wanted to plan a ride to Alaska in 2 years. Then by karma's forces and cosmic alignment, I found this RR. Took 2 days to read every word. Been to Alaska twice, once to assess the impacts from the Valdez spill in 1999. Then in 2005 with my parents and nephew via RV rental in Anchorage. Both trips there had a large impact on me. Now that I have read this report, I know it is destiny. My wife can meet me there maybe in her motorhome.
I also suggest that you read some Tim Cahill, you and he have a lot in common.
Thank you for the great report - huba huba from New Mexico.