I'm heading up your way in July and would like some recommendations on a few things from some of you Great White Northeners. I hop a ferry in Bellingham on the 12th and get in Haines on the 16th. I don't have any real plans once I get up there but, then again, I don't want to miss any "must see" or "must eat" spots. First stop will be Anchorage for some new tires. I'm planning on contacting Barb in Anchorage to have a new set of tires mounted on my '04 1150GS to get my trip started. Would off-road type tires be my best choice? I know I'll probably go through a set while I'm up there. Then, I think I'm going to ride up to Inuvik instead of Prudhoe based on some advice from a friend who has done both. Then I'm heading back to Alaska. I want to do a trip report while I'm on my journey so would like to find out where the internet cafes (or others such as libraries) are located so I can write my report and post my pictures. Also, I know there are some great eating places up there and would like some recommendations on where to get a meal and what is best at a particular establishment. Nothing fancy is needed, the food is the most important. And finally campgrounds vs. motels. Will I have any problem finding campgrounds or do I need to kind of start planning my ending destination at the beginning of each day? How many campgrounds have showers? I don't need a shower every day since I'm by myself but one every 3-4 days would be nice. I know motels are expensive, but are there some areas where I will have to stay in a motel? Or, if I'm soaking wet and cold and the rain persists, do I need a reservation or can you show up at a motel in the early afternoon and find a room? Any and all help/advice/recommendations will be greatly appreciated. I've been wanting to do this trip for a while and am chomping at the bits to get started. I'll post a picture of my bike when I get started so you'll know who to look for. If you fellow ADVriders see me, salute me and maybe we can get together for a beer on me. See y'all soon.