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Old 01-07-2015, 09:38 AM   #1
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Alaska 2015 - Who's going?

I was surprised when i jokingly pitched the idea to my wife of heading to Alaska this summer, and her response was "yah, you should." Only a crazy man would turn that opportunity down.

I'm still in the early phases of planning so this initial post doesn't contain all the details on a lot of the hows and whats. I'm mainly putting the feeler out there if anyone from the region plans to head up. I don't mind traveling alone, but i prefer to have some company when i can. I've been following the 2015 Alaska Adventure Ride Callout thread but was looking for any local departures.

So who's in?
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:35 AM   #2
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Alaska 2015

GtiKyle, we should talk!
I've been wanting to do this adventure for the past few years... If not now.... WHEN?!!!
My wife, surprisingly had the same response as yours (though I think she wants me to send her and our daughter to Hawaii while I'm gone - yeah that sounds expensive - 2 women free range shopping - ouch!).
Though not in Alaska, I've had my eye on the D2D and then maybe heading farther north to cross the Artic Circle, but Alaska would work for me. Let's do THIS!!
I'll PM you.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:24 PM   #3
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I'm planning on going. Dates not set yet.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
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Please post pictures of wives and the dates when you will be gone

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Old 01-07-2015, 06:42 PM   #5
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Please post pictures of wives and the dates when you will be gone



You keep your hands off my beautiful bride.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #6
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You keep your hands off my beautiful bride.

hmmm let me rethink this
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:04 PM   #7
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Thumb Mid June for me

I will be leaving Weott, NorCal in mid June.

My plan is to go up the coastal scenic highway (101) all the way to Port Townsend for the ferry across to BC.
Then up (99) through Whistler, then up (97) to the Cassiar Hwy (37).
Finally reaching the Alcan and joining the flow of RV's heading to the "Last Frontier".
I like that state motto much better than "Alaska, Before You Die",
Who came up with that one anyway?

I bought a bike down there and I will be riding it home.
Seemed like a good reason to me.

If I can take the time I would like to ride down to Skagway, catch the ferry to Haines, and then back to the Alcan heading to Anchorage.
However, my time will be limited (1-2 weeks) so that side trip is a remote possibility.
I certainly recommend it to others.
Skagway is a very interesting historical place.
If you get there, do not miss the museum display of how much gear and supplies every single gold rush pioneer had to haul.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:07 AM   #8
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:45 PM   #9
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Then up (99) through Whistler, then up (97) to the Cassiar Hwy (37).
That is pretty much the route I took with my son. Beautiful country. We dropped into Skagway and caught a ferry south.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:58 AM   #10
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A buddy and I have been talking about Alaska for a while now. What season are you thinking of doing this? It sounds like something I could get into
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:01 PM   #11
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My girl and I are planning a trip up to AK this May-June. About 20 days, depending on finances, jobs, etc. This is still tentative, but I just bought a 2009 V-Strom for the journey. We'd love to know who else is heading that way then. Riding friends would be awesome, especially ones with more experience. We're both new to this.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:54 PM   #12
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I'm in the process of planning a sidecar trip with my dog. Don't have specifics yet, but planning to do Oregon to Alaska during June. And then head towards Colorado in July. New to motorcycling, so I'll certainly be checking back here again. Excited to hear about everyone's trip!
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