Two tennesseans to alaska

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  1. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> Well the time has come to ride my 49<sup>th</sup> state and that would be Alaska. I have been dreaming about this trip since 2010 and finally at 67 years of age decided that it’s now or never. It’s funny when you start talking about going to Alaska, all the riders in your family and friends circle want to go but then all come to the conclusion that it’s to many miles, too much money, too much time, not the right year, etc etc etc. In the last 2 months however, I found an old friend that was still serious about going so to the delight of me, my wife and family he will be going along for the trip.

    On Tuesday June 11<sup>th</sup>, we will leave out of Nashville, TN and make the 3,700 mile ride up to Beaver Creek YT in 8 days. From Beaver Creek, we will spend 12-13 days just riding around Alaska hopefully including a trip to the Arctic Circle and back from Fairbanks. We will depart Alaska from Skagway and will ride south on highway 37 to Kitwanga BC where it meets highway 16 east. Taking 16 east over to Jasper AL to ride south on the Icefields Parkway down to Banff. After site seeing Jasper/Banff National Parks, we will cross back into the US again at Roosville, MT and camp one final night at Fish Camp in Glacier NP.

    If you wish to follow in our journey we will be using 2 web tools. One a Spot Locator to leave a bread crumb trail of our journey and second we will attempt daily to post to our Google Blog site. You can find both links below…enjoy

    SpotWalla: https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=6d0951a9edf5e6065

    Google Blog: www.jimryanalaska.blogspot.com

    NOTE: I want to send a special thanks to all the members of this forum who have guided me for the last 6 months by answering my countless questions posted about travel, camping, eating and places to see in Canada and Alaska. Without your great input this trip would maybe not have happened.
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  2. eddie98

    eddie98 Been here awhile

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    Good luck on your trip. I will be making the same trip later in Aug.
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  3. Oldone

    Oldone One day at a time!

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    You bet I'll be following along all the way. All the best good luck to you that I can muster up! Thanks for doing this as I love the Alaskan adventures.....I've got you by two years or so but my dreams have been hanging on, nagging at me still. If I can't make it I'll have to follow along from my trusty old recliner, like I've mentioned before. :-)

    Gary "Oldone" :gerg

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  4. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    I hope that you make to Alaska also. If there is anything I can do to help let me know. Jim
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  5. Coalman

    Coalman n00b

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    I will be leaving Colorado on June 18. Will traveling from Grand Junction to yellowknife then on to Alaska. Will be traveling the Ice field Parkway on the way up.I will be meeting my wife in Anchorage on July 18. Hope to see you on the road.
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  6. jprism

    jprism Got Miles & Smiles

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    This link will take you to some of the better photos from our Alaska trip...enjoy

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  7. eddie98

    eddie98 Been here awhile

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    the blog link is broken
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