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steelersbamafan 10-10-2012 06:59 PM

Trip from Cedar Falls, Iowa to Anchorage, Alaska
 
Im in the early stages of planning for a trip from Cedar Falls, Iowa to Anchorage, Alaska. I dont know yet if the trip will take place in '13 or '14. My planning at this point is as the following: entry point into Canada will be Portal, ND. I plan on traveling through the following: Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Watson Lake and Whitehorse. Im looking for any information that can help me in my travels, Sites I should take time to see or anything worth mentioning that will help me. I will be traveling on a Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager street bike pulling a Aluma trailer. Any information would be very much appreciated. I also will be posting on the Canada regional forum.

KHuddy 10-10-2012 07:31 PM

Try posting in the Americas trip planing forum ( http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=57). That area is specifically designed for this sort of question. Try a search of that forum as well. There have been several threads dealing with planning rides to AK. Good luck.

PS: get a copy of the Milepost. This is a yearly publication that provides mile by mile description of the roads to and in AK.

nuttynu 10-11-2012 01:45 PM

ALso check out the book "the milepost"

Sounds like one heck of a trip.

KHuddy 10-11-2012 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by nuttynu (Post 19797033)
ALso check out the book "the milepost"

Great idea :D

nuttynu 10-11-2012 03:58 PM

Always be on the look out for wildlife too :)

GRIZ 10-12-2012 03:22 AM

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Originally Posted by nuttynu (Post 19797899)
Always be on the look out for wildlife too :)

ESPECIALLY "PTERODACTYLS":evil

steelersbamafan 10-14-2012 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by KHuddy (Post 19792147)
Try posting in the Americas trip planing forum ( http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=57). That area is specifically designed for this sort of question. Try a search of that forum as well. There have been several threads dealing with planning rides to AK. Good luck.

PS: get a copy of the Milepost. This is a yearly publication that provides mile by mile description of the roads to and in AK.

Purchased a copy of "The Milepost" today. So far looks amazing. Thank you for the info.

nuttynu 10-14-2012 11:36 PM

Lets see pics of the bike with trailer. That's badass

steelersbamafan 10-20-2012 07:39 AM

Updated route
 
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Originally Posted by steelersbamafan (Post 19791915)
Im in the early stages of planning for a trip from Cedar Falls, Iowa to Anchorage, Alaska. I dont know yet if the trip will take place in '13 or '14. My planning at this point is as the following: entry point into Canada will be Portal, ND. I plan on traveling through the following: Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Watson Lake and Whitehorse. Im looking for any information that can help me in my travels, Sites I should take time to see or anything worth mentioning that will help me. I will be traveling on a Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager street bike pulling a Aluma trailer. Any information would be very much appreciated. I also will be posting on the Canada regional forum.

At this time my updated route planning from Cedar Falls, Iowa to Anchorage, Alaska will include traveling throught the following: Rapid City, SD and Great Falls, MT picking up the East Access Route. At Calgary Im planning on taking 93 to Jasper where I will follow Yellowhead Highway to Cassiar Highway then on to the Alaska Highway. Two points of interest at this time are going through Stewart, BC and Watson Lake, YT. I did purchase a copy of "The Milepost" which Im finding very helpful but am still interested in hearing from anyone that can add more ideas of must not miss sites.

Alaskajeff 10-20-2012 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by steelersbamafan (Post 19860406)
At this time my updated route planning from Cedar Falls, Iowa to Anchorage, Alaska will include traveling throught the following: Rapid City, SD and Great Falls, MT picking up the East Access Route. At Calgary Im planning on taking 93 to Jasper where I will follow Yellowhead Highway to Cassiar Highway then on to the Alaska Highway. Two points of interest at this time are going through Stewart, BC and Watson Lake, YT. I did purchase a copy of "The Milepost" which Im finding very helpful but am still interested in hearing from anyone that can add more ideas of must not miss sites.

Paging Alcan Rider to the white courtesy phone:rofl

AKDuc 10-22-2012 09:30 PM

I'm thinking maybe we should start recommending this book that was co-authored by Phil of Motoquest Tours: http://octanepress.com/book/adventur...s-guide-alaska

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.

Moto-Kafe 10-23-2012 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by AKDuc (Post 19878842)
I'm thinking maybe we should start recommending this book that was co-authored by Phil of Motoquest Tours: http://octanepress.com/book/adventur...s-guide-alaska

I rec'd my copy a few months ago..............EXCELLENT reading and informative. Highly recommended (Disclaimer: I've never been to AK...........I just think the book is well wriiten and adds fuel to my fire on planning a trip there someday). :wink:

BARB 10-23-2012 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by AKDuc (Post 19878842)
I'm thinking maybe we should start recommending this book that was co-authored by Phil of Motoquest Tours: http://octanepress.com/book/adventur...s-guide-alaska

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.

It's on my website. Barb

FotoTEX 10-24-2012 05:26 PM

Barb at Alaska Leather is your go to lady in Alaska. She is very good with helping us from the lower 48. Give her your business she is great. My Alaska Butt Pad came in very handy on our trip to the Great
Land. This is a trip of a lifetime. Keep your eyes wide open. Every mile is beyond words.

Buy the best Rain Gear you can get. Also alot of DEET. And last but not least-$$$$$$$. Place is not cheap but worth every$$$$$. Guaranteed.

Laird Hot Springs and Chena Hot Springs outside Fairbanks are must do's. But then, there are ALOT of must do's on this Epic Ride.

The salad bar in Tok at Fast Eddie's is much appreciated. The Salmon Bake and Campground there are also very good.

ak bike 10-24-2012 06:53 PM

Sounds like a great trip..One possible route to look at if you have the time is Calgary to Baniff, Jasper, Grande Cashe , Grande Prairie , Dawson and up.. Or more west to Cranbrook BC ,Radium ,Lake Louise , Jasper. That part of Alberta and BC rival Alaska. The Calgary Edomond route is pretty flat and windy. Probable take a few days more but it is a pretty spectacular route . You got good advice on Laird Hot Springs, a must plus a great camp site if your camping. Hope your trip north comes about.


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