Riding to Alaska has been in the back of my mind for several years. My riding partner just turned 75, so there seems like no better time than the present. But after sitting down and really starting to seriously think about this, it seems that riding from SoCal to Deadhorse, AK, or even Ankorage is not really an option at this point, due to time constraints. At 75, he is as fit and healthly as a 55 year old, and not retired yet. He can probably take 18-20 days to make this trip. We travel at a leisurely pace and don't like to put in more than 300 miles a day. Given that, riding from southern Oregon to Hyder, AK (around 3,000 miles) and back seems like the most realistic possibility at this point. So I guess my main question is...is it worth the trip to Alaska if we only go as far as Hyder? Our primary goal would be to travel though beautiful places, taking time to "smell the roses", and experience true Alaska. We would be interested in doing short hikes to see interesting sights. We want to see a glacier up close, and I know there is one within 20 miles of Hyder. We want to camp in beautiful places, stop in quaint towns, etc. If you've done this trip, or are familiar with the area and sights along the way, tell me what you think. Pics and suggested routes and places of interest would be nice to see and hear about. And tell me if riding just to Hyder would be worth the trip. I would love to do the whole ride to Deadhorse one day, but at 75, it's not like my riding partner can put this trip off for ten years. It seems like now is the time to make the dream of riding to Alaska a reality.