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Old 03-24-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
THogland
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Originally Posted by AKtracks View Post
Ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy...that's 350 miles, all within BC. It'd take 15+ hours on ferry, or you could ride that distance in 5 hours.
+1. If you want to arrive fresh, take the ferry from Bellingham to Haines, then ride (two days to Anchorage, then a couple hours the 3rd day to Seward). Or, ferry Bellingham to Whittier, and it's 3-ish hours to Seward.

Looking at the schedule (in the Milepost), the Kennicott leaves Bellingham June 8 at 6pm, gets to Whittier at 10:30am the 13th. Or the Columbia leaves Bellingham at 6pm the 7th, gets to Haines at noon the 10th. Both leave an easy ride to Seward by the 13th.

Check www.ferryalaska.com for this stuff, and www.milepost.com for the road info.

If it's "ride all the way", then get a Milepost and plan on 7-8 days riding. Can easily be done in 4-5 if you have absolutely no problems or delays, but don't bet on that happening. The Cassair Hwy route that goes by Hyder would be a nice ride.
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