|07-15-2014, 04:15 PM||#1|
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: North of Seattle, WA
ride report from Fort Nelison to Watson lake and a warning
I just came back from a 9 day trip to explore the West route from Seattle Area and see how far I could get up on the Alaska highway . I did it with a SUV not motorcycle. Glad I did not actually.
There is allot of road construction between Fort Nelison to Watson lake. About 15miles before the Tetsa Campground they tore up the road to make it wider and it is all dirt and not gravel! Pilot car during the day and at night?. They are also repairing frost heaves and "spray patching" the road. They use allot of gravel for these patches and are very slippery (mix of round small rock and crushed rock with sand, do not ask how I know. The spray patching is the whole length of this section; there was a few on unmarked frost heaves/pot holes too. There was allot of wildlife on/beside the highway and around Mucho Lake area the Stone sheep are on the side of the road. I did see allot of black bear, a few moose, few deer, few adventure motorcycle people and few hardy bicycle people. There was allot of RV'ers from a Unimog, classic VW minibus to Class A Diesel pushers.
The truckers actually own the road because they drive it all of the time.
The speed limit for this section is 50 MPH or 90KHM. Very very few RCMP too!
This section of the highway is actually pretty dangerous with all of the repair work going on and unmarked frost heaves/potholes for a motorcycles. Bring lots of "deet" with you will need it. Gas was about 2 dollars USD a Liter !!!!!!!
If you need more information please PM me; I will be happy to assist.
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