The idea for this trip came late last year by my friend who thought it would be a great ride to go to Vancouver Island. The trip has since evolved with our conversations and now includes the ferry ride from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert thru the Northern Passage. This ferry is 15 hours and goes thru the most pristine untouched areas of the planet(...or so I've been told!). Back in the fall last year I got a remaining 2012 KLR and began to farkle it up. I did not realize how much I would like dual sport riding after having 7 street bikes. I made the decision to sell my BMW R1200RT to a good friend and purchased a 2013 Yamaha Super Tenere, which arrived on March 2013. I convinced my friend to get a dual sport bike and he picked up a KLR in December. A number of other friends couldn't make commitments to this ride, so we decided it would be a dual sport ride and we included Hyder Alaska.