I would like to dedicate this report to the great people of Alaska. The folks in Alaska are amazing and the truly best hospitality I have encountered. If you took away all the famous roads, mountains, glaciers, bears and moose, Alaska would still be worth visiting because the people of Alaska are simply a great gang and will make you feel like you belong in that great state. Before you read: This report does not include a ride to Deadhorse or even the Arctic Circle, if you are hoping to see a manly beast on an amazing machine counquer the mighty Dalton, please quit reading now. This 24 day trip is about traveling to and around Alaska on a budget and more precisely an hotel budget of exactly zero dollars. In this report you will notice that the rider takes detours, runs out of gas, drops his bike and stops in unusual places. I partly blame these events on my newly acquired GPS system. I got it the day before I left and I was not too familiar with its functions yet. DAY 1 and DAY 2 (Montreal to Washburn Marsh National Park) Travel tip for this part: Watch out for deer in Michigan An odd time to leave but I left from Montreal at 9pm on thursday. I wanted to travel thru Montreal and the Greater Toronto Area at night to avoid congestion. So I go to Toronto at around 2-3 am and I snapped a few pics of the GTA area then I got back on the 401/403 towards Michigan. I ended up pitching the tent maybe 2 hours away from the Us border off the 403. Rode 5 minutes to a secluded spot on what appeared to be an untraveled/abandoned ATV trail. Waking up the next day, surrounded by a big cloud of mosquitos I packed up and headed towards Michigan. After a pay bridge crossing and a 45 minute wait the border, I headed towards Chicago. Something motorclycle travelers need to know about Michigan and that there are a lot of small deer around these parts. By far the place where I had to tap the brakes the most for beasts. They are some little tiny edgy deers too. Road condition is similar to my home (crapish) and theres a lot of debris on those roads (tire threads and tar snakes peeling off etc..) I got to the Chicago area and after I saw a sign for a toll ahead I remembered that I left my loose petty US cash at home, so I pulled off the highway, right into East Chicago. Got a little lost there trying to find an ATM and get back on the main highway. Not the best place in the World East Chicago and it smells like welding fumes all over I guess from the foundries(?) After that detour I headed back on the road towards Fargo where my sister lives. I only made it an hour past Madison Wisconsin where I pitched the tent at a Washburn Marsh National Park.