Hi Everybody! I am graduating from Mechanical Engineering in a couple weeks and I am planning a trip to Alaska. I have spent countless hrs on this forum and I cannot thank all of you enough for the wealth of knowledge I have gained from your experience. As the title says, this is my first extended trip. I go camping a lot, I have done week long canoe trips, and have gone camping on my bike, so I have experience putting myself through some ugly stuff, but nothing super long with a bike. I also do a lot of trail riding and am considering doing an Enduro or 2 on my EXC 200 when I get back. I bought a KLR that has a lot of the standard mods done to it: the doo, aftermarket piston, luggage, skid plate, highways pegs, heated grips, hand guards, I'm thinking of buying a new seat... I have done a lot of reading about the bike and what should be done, so i think I'm good on that front, but at this point I don't have much of an itinerary. I am leaving from Toronto, Trans-Canada to Calgary to see friends, up to Edmonton to see family, then upwards and onwards to Yukon and Alaska. On the way home stopping through Vancouver to see family and then trans-Canada all the way home. I have the months of May and June to travel. That literally is the most detail my plan has right now. I am looking for recommendations for ways to get up north, things to do up north, thing I have to see, places I have to go etc.... I had read about the D2D in another thread posted very recently, but I am starting a new job the beginning of July and will have to leave before then. If there are any other recommendations you have for a first timer (what to expect, what not to do, etc...) anything is much appreciated! Sorry for the long winded open-ended post, but I look forward to hearing from all of you! Bam Also, the bike is currently lowered 2 inches I think. Is this something you would recommend against for a trip to Alaska? I have no idea how demanding some of the roads/trails will be there.