I'm currently getting ready for my 4th trip to Alaska, Yukon, NW Territories in the last 6 years. the 1st trip I made all the standard mistakes; took too much stuff, went with a schedule & plan, etc. I got lucky and had pretty good weather most of the trip and traveled 7,500 miles round trip with almost no difficulites. I took a KLR with hardly any modifications except bigger windscreen and better seat. cheap reliable bike with large gas tank.
I had been talking about the trip for over a year and one Sunday i just said the hell with it, loaded the bike and left the next day. figured I'd "learn the hard way" on the first trip; and it's still my favorite trip to Alaska.
when people ask me about my trips i tell them they can plan or they can just go!! i strongly recommend "just go" !
or you can sit at your computer and read the "Alaska" threads and someday you'll die saying " I wish . . . "
miked68 screwed with this post 06-03-2012 at 07:56 AM