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Old 03-23-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
Gezerbike
Hey Rocky...........
 
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As I was planning our trip up there in 2011, I had lofty expectations of hitting all those roads and then some. Then I got my copy of The Milepost and that all changed. Alaska is HUGE. And going from point A to point B might involve 300-350 miles..... easily. The Denali Hwy is only about 135 miles across, normally a 2-2-1/2 hour ride. We spent the better part of a day crossing it with stops. You make no mention of The Kenai which is just spectactular, especially as you go down to Homer. What I ended up doing is looking at where we really wanted to go and then figured how many days I would be actually riding in the state. We spent a total of 8 days in the state and put on about 2,500 miles. And that included a day and a half spent in Denali and included a fly in to the mountain as well. And one of the things to plan for and remember is that often the road into a place ( Valdez and Homer for instance ) is also the road out.
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