ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Alaska
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
steelersbamafan OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Oddometer: 15
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.
steelersbamafan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
KHuddy
Big Sky Country
 
KHuddy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Tm Pterodactyl MT Outpost
Oddometer: 2,605
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.
__________________
Kevin
Intrepid Incompetent
KHuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
nuttynu
Studly Adventurer
 
nuttynu's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: ANCHORAGE,ALASKA
Oddometer: 903
ALso check out the book "the milepost"

Sounds like one heck of a trip.
nuttynu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
KHuddy
Big Sky Country
 
KHuddy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Tm Pterodactyl MT Outpost
Oddometer: 2,605
Quote:
Originally Posted by nuttynu View Post
ALso check out the book "the milepost"
Great idea
__________________
Kevin
Intrepid Incompetent
KHuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #5
nuttynu
Studly Adventurer
 
nuttynu's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: ANCHORAGE,ALASKA
Oddometer: 903
Always be on the look out for wildlife too :)
nuttynu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 03:22 AM   #6
GRIZ
COMMANDANT
 
GRIZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: TEAM PTERODACTYL HQ. SPEARFISH, SD
Oddometer: 1,042
Quote:
Originally Posted by nuttynu View Post
Always be on the look out for wildlife too :)
ESPECIALLY "PTERODACTYLS"
__________________
MAN DOES NOT CEASE TO PLAY BECAUSE HE GROWS OLD,
HE GROWS OLD BECAUSE HE CEASES TO PLAY
GRIZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
steelersbamafan OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Oddometer: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by KHuddy View Post
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.
steelersbamafan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
nuttynu
Studly Adventurer
 
nuttynu's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: ANCHORAGE,ALASKA
Oddometer: 903
Wink

Lets see pics of the bike with trailer. That's badass
nuttynu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #9
steelersbamafan OP
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Oddometer: 15
Updated route

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelersbamafan View Post
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.
steelersbamafan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #10
Alaskajeff
Beastly Adventurer
 
Alaskajeff's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Palmer, ALASKA
Oddometer: 1,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelersbamafan View Post
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
__________________
Palmer, ALASKA
1 Tim 6:11-12 "FIGHT the GOOD Fight"
2011 Verys ADV
92 FATBOY (in rebuild status)
Alaskajeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #11
AKDuc
Alaska Born Ducatisti
 
AKDuc's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Oddometer: 6,499
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.
AKDuc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 05:14 AM   #12
Moto-Kafe
Gnarly Entre-manure
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Heart of Dixie........Alabamie
Oddometer: 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKDuc View Post
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).
Moto-Kafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 08:03 AM   #13
BARB
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Oddometer: 2,805
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKDuc View Post
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
__________________
www.alaskaleather.com
BARB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
FotoTEX
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Granbury Texas
Oddometer: 2,656
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.
FotoTEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #15
ak bike
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: alaska 52 years or so
Oddometer: 220
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.
ak bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014