Following this thread. My two sons and I are planning a trip for June/July 2018 that is very similar, except that we plan a little longer trip and adding Inuvik/Tuk and possibly Deadhorse, depending on the weather conditions. The current plan is to trailer the three bikes from Alabama to Montana, then ride from there. The three of us can rotate driving and get to MT quickly, saving more vacation time for the mc ride. I have ridden to AK before, but it was a quick trip while competing in the 2001 Iron Butt Rally. Been wanting to go back ever since then and take time to see more of BC, YK, NWT, and AK. My sons have heard me talk about AK their whole lives and are pretty excited about the trip. Alaska Jack is a friend of mine and has been assisting with suggestions and advice on our plans. Like most, I have read a lot of the reports on ADV and have several places that we want to see along the way. We plan to camp mostly, getting a motel from time to time to clean up. We will probably change from street oriented DS tires to knobbies in Dawson and then back to street oriented DS tires in Fairbanks. If you see a Super Tenere and two V-Strom 650's with Alabama plates, be sure to say hello!