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The poor mans cruise ship

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When we decided to drive through Alaska, we did not realize how much of the “road” was going to be on a ferry. If you want to explore the inside passage of Alaska with a vehicle, the only way to do it is on the Alaska ferry. It is not a cheap way to travel (but considering that we were…

All Roads Lead to the Moon Episode 14

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Now those of you who follow the videos might wonder where Episode 13 went, it could be superstition or slight confusion but we skipped from 12 to 14 so don’t worry you haven’t missed it.
As always I appreciate comments, enjoy Episode 14 Canada & Alaska!…

Harbor Mountain, road to paradise

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While we we hiking the Totem Trail we met this cool native Alaskan couple. We asked them what we should do if the sun holds out for a few more days and they told us we had to drive up Harbor Mountain road. It was something we would have never done if we did not chat with this couple and…

Dream destination, Sitka

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When we first started talking about driving up to Alaska before we headed down south, the one place Sam said he wanted to visit was Sitka. When I asked him why, he said he was not sure, just that he had read some articles on it and it looked amazing. It was a place that just stuck with him.
One…

Into the Abyss

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I am sure at this point, people reading our blog are going to think, another post on hiking, BLAH! But honestly, that is what we have been spending the majority of our time in Alaska doing. I feel like on our hikes I have seen some of the most beautiful things on this trip so far. We have seen hidden…

Mendenhall Glacier, so many different views

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Juneau is a beautiful, hillside city nestled at the base of Mount Juneau, looking across the bay to Douglas Island. It is the capital of Alaska and I am fairly sure it is the only US capital that does not have any roads that lead into town. To get here you must arrive by boat or plane. Juneau’s downtown also…

My new Monday

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At Overland Expo I remember talking to people who had driven the PanAm. They told me that overland travel is a actually very different from traditional vacation travel, even though all your friends will picture you on a relaxing one year long spring break. It actually takes a lot of daily planning, driving, navigating, camp and food prep…..  And they…

Giant cabbages and wildfire

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We found out the Alaska State Fair was going on during the time we would be passing through Palmer Alaska, so we went to see giant vegetables and eat deep fried everything. It was fun, but we got there a few days before the giant cabbages and pumpkins were brought in which was a bummer. We did see some large…

Kenai Fjords National Park

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We woke up on Saturday for the first time in almost a week to no rain, it gave us hope that our all day boat tour might have some decent weather. By the time we got to the dock the sun had come out in full force, Seward looked like another town, I almost did not recognize where we were.…

Into the Mist

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The drive from Denali to Anchorage has beautiful views of Mt. McKinley (or so we heard….) The rain and fog had settled in for three days straight and we were unfortunately driving this beautiful stretch of highway with really low visibility. There was a lot of grey mist, and sometimes when we were lucky we would see the top of…

Denali National Park

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Heading to Denali National Park I realized I did not know much about it, other than is was supposed to be beautiful and it had views of the highest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley.

Our first day we drove the fifteen miles they allow cars into the park (after that, you have to take a shuttle bus). It was…

Into the Arctic

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After driving the Top of the World Highway, we found ourselves in Tok, Alaska.  We were planning on camping nearby, but unfortunately, there were several wild fires nearby, and the air was extremely smoky!  We decided to power through and try to make it up to Fairbanks.
We arrived in Fairbanks exhausted.  We found an RV park in the Milepost…

Top of the World

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When we spent the night at Liard Hot Springs, we camped next to a biker who had already rode across much of Alaska and was on his way south back to his home in Canada.  We talked to him about our planned routes, and he made a recommendation.
He had just driven over the “Top of the World Highway”, which…

All Roads Lead to the Moon Episode 12

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So we are still in Anchorage, the parts failed to arrive yesterday (Wednesday) hopefully today! The original intention was to spend 3 days here and get out before the weather turned, we have now been here almost two weeks and every day gets colder and wetter! The plan is as soon as we get my bike back to retrace our…

Sonic the hire car!

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We picked up our hire car or perhaps better described as a hire roller skate and first dropped the bikes off at the dealer for a valve check while we wait for the part coming from Germany, that way I figure we have covered all bases and hopefully this will be the last enforced stay of the trip. We also…

Anchored Down in Anchorage

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So the Anchorage song by Michelle Shocked goes like this!
I took the time to write to my old friend
I walked across that burning bridge
I mailed my letter off to Dallas but
Her reply came from Anchorage, Alaska

She said, “Hey girl it’s about time you wrote
It’s been over two years now my old friend
Take me…

To Anchorage

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Kevin, Neville and Dave said their goodbyes and headed off before us, we were a little later on the road, roadworks everywhere and some gravel sections although unlike the South we could still hold 60mph through the gravel sections. We stopped at Tok for fuel and for food and guess what we bumped into the lads again, they had some…

Whale watching, Alaska and back into Canada again

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We left on the Tuesday ferry from Prince Rupert (which turned out to be quite a nice place to chill for a couple of days) and very soon made friends with our fellow motorcyclists on board, a different group of individuals but all here to enjoy motorcycling and the views in one of the last unspoilt wilderness’s of the world.…

Looking for bears in Alaska

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I already wrote about the salmon in Alaska and that fishing them was a big deal in Alaska. And it is nt just the humans who like to fish for salmon.
In several places you can go and watch bears fishing for salmon in rivers and streams. Two places are really famous for the possibility to see multiple bears fishing.…

Beautiful Alaska

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Alaska is beautiful! We spent three weeks driving through the country and we can honestly say that we enjoyed every minute of it.
It started with the drive from the border crossing at the Top of the World to Chicken, which was a rough gravel road through the mountains and valleys. The road is called the “Top of the World”…

Bordercrossing Canada-Alaska

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We crossed the border on July 1st, via the Top of the World Highway, from Dawson CIty Canada to Chicken, Alaska. The Top of the World Highway is a dirtroad of approximately 180 kilometers above treeline. It was a beautiful drive and the border crossing was the smallest we have ever seen.
 
It was our second 90-day visa for…

The last leg to Deadhorse — Fairbanks, AK

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N64° 49.635’ W147° 48.458’
This is a shorter entry than usual as it revolves solely around the last leg of our overland trip from Ushuaia up to Deadhorse. We finally made it to Deadhorse on 22nd June after driving along the
Elliott and Dalton Highways for 835 kms from here at Fairbanks to our trip destination close to the Arctic Ocean…

North to Alaska — Fairbanks, AK

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Our first night out of Smithers we stayed at a Provincial Park at Meziadin Lake (N56 05.235 W129 18.481) and very quickly had a run in with the voracious mosquitoes which attacked us from the moment of our arrival. I was very grateful for the floppy hat complete with mosquito net that I had
bought in Norway on our Cape…

Prudhoe Bay…!! We’ve Made it…!!

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It has taken us two full days to reach the northern-most point in the Americas… The 568 miles (820 km) of Dalton Highway has taken us more than 15 hours to ride…
If you’ve watched the program Ice-road Truckers, you will know that the Dalton Highway is no picnic…!! In the words of these truckers, which can be found on…