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Old 10-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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ALso check out the book "the milepost"

Sounds like one heck of a trip.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #5
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ALso check out the book "the milepost"
Great idea
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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Always be on the look out for wildlife too :)
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:22 AM   #7
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Always be on the look out for wildlife too :)
ESPECIALLY "PTERODACTYLS"
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:37 PM   #8
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Always be on the look out for wildlife too :)

Just drove by a porcupine about 5 minutes ago at the top of my driveway.

Bet that dude was a tad chipper.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #9
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Just drove by a porcupine about 5 minutes ago at the top of my driveway.

Bet that dude was a tad chipper.

yup, very very common/
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #10
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Wink

Lets see pics of the bike with trailer. That's badass
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:14 AM   #14
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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).
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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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.
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