First, let me say that you are going to have a great time. Next hing that pops out to me is that you will probably ride a lot farther each day than you think. Unless you are working on the road or dead set to get a ride report posted from ther road. (DAMHIK). The Alaska highway is just lots and lot of really long days strung together. 99% of it is now paved. Reasonably smooth and a pretty easy ride. It's daylight up there for longer too and since all you are doing is riding you feel like you are cheating yourself if you stop early. Next thing I'm wondering is ferry from Seattle to Vancouver? Why? Much faster to ride it and the road up near Bellingham is very scenic. Just wondering. I've done the ferry thing over to Vancouver island or Widbey Island so I would miss Seattle before but not from Seattle. At any rate, you could get there a lot faster if you so choose.....and still see lots of stuff. Either way, keep snooping around here and you can find out just about anything you want about the trip, the road, the ferries, gear, etc.