One week from today, my 69 year old dad (Chazbo) and I are departing Seattle for an epic adventure to Inuvik and Alaska. We’ve discussed doing this trip for a couple of years, and started to get really serious about it last fall. My dad has been battling incurable prostate cancer for the last 14 years. He is in great shape and has long exceeded his projected life expectancy given when the cancer was first diagnosed. As a result he has periodic scans of his entire body and this last fall, one of the scans showed a spot growing on one of his lungs. Turns out that it was lung cancer. The tumor was successfully removed, and all is well to this point, but it gave us a little extra incentive to go for it this summer. We have a fairly detailed route worked out, but I’m sure we’ll ignore it after the first couple of days. Neither of us are on a schedule, so this trip could last 6 weeks (if we do a ton of stuff) or 2 weeks (if we get sick of each other). In the next couple of days, I’ll put a post together that describes our route. I’ll be riding a 2014 KTM 1190R and my dad will be riding a Husky TR 650 Terra, we’ll each add posts that will go into more detail on the bikes. We are going to try to update this thread as we go along (depending on internet availability). Those of you who are interested can follow along a couple of different ways. I’ll have an InReach SE satellite messenger. You can follow our track on spotwalla at this link, or the Delorme page at this link. I’m providing both links as different browsers do better with one page or the other. I’ll be updating my twitter account several times a day – I can do it w/my InReach, so I don’t need an internet connection. Follow along at @adv_guy. My blog will also be updated fairly frequently here. Once we return home, we’ll update this thread with a detailed ride report with edited pictures and a bunch of videos. Before we leave, I’d also like to thank the community on advrider for being both a great inspiration, as well as an incredible resource for planning. Our trip would certainly be more difficult without y’all.