To celebrate my 65th year I plan to leave Raleigh on 4 June, make my way through the northern US through Glacier NP, Jasper, Hyder and on to Dawson City for the D2D. Would like to ride the Dempster after that then to Chicken, Eagle and on to Fairbanks. If weather or other circumstances didn't make the Dempster available I will look at doing the Arctic Circle by way of the Haul Road. Then down to Denali and Anchorage where I will meet up with the spousal unit for a ride to Whittier, ferry to Valdez then the Richardson and Glenn Hwys with a side trip to Talkeetna before returning to Anchorage to drop the wife off to fly home. My trip home is still in the planning phase, but I plan to get to Haines then either ferry on down the coast or just to Skagway and ride down. Trip back may be less leisurely since I want to meet friends at the MOA in New York by 14 July. First time to Alaska, and I solicit any advice, suggestions, comments. I plan to solo and do some camping along the way. I will need a place to store all my gear in Anchorage while the wife is aboard for a week, any suggestions on that will be appreciated. Thanks.