My original plan was to go to Canada and Alaska this year, canoeing and fishing with a buddy in Ontario in May, head up toward Tuktoyaktuk in June, explore Alaska through July, and head back to the US after that. Obviously all that's been wiped clean now. I've heard talk that the border might open by June 21/22. Or maybe July 1. Or is it July 21? A news article I read today said that a Biden-Trudeau talk did not come to any agreement. (Sorry, I tried to find a link but now I can't find the article.) So... Let's say the border to Canada opens on July 1. That's probably enough time for me to do what I want to do and have decent weather. I think. What about July 21? Is that enough time to explore Yukon and Alaska? What if it's pushed back into August? What about later than that? At what point do I scrap my northern plans entirely? I know there are people who buzz up to the Arctic ocean and back in three weeks, but that's not how I operate. I want an opportunity to see the land, get to know the people. I also understand that these aren't normal times. If I have to push this back a year, it will cost a lot in money and effort, so if I can make a reasonable trip this year, it will be better than waiting until next year. My schedule is pretty fluid right now, but I'm trying to get an idea of what my options are... So... how late is it too late to begin a ride up to the Arctic?