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Old 09-21-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Chores are done....I'm going to Alaska (Photo Dump)

I had planned to ride across the country to Novia Scotia and then down to Florida to visit my mom but the night before I was scheduled to leave I had a change of plans. I just didn't feel like slabbing across the country in order to ride Novia Scotia and the thought of riding down the overcrowded east coast was even less appealing. I just don't like going east of the Mississippi unless I have to. So......decided to ride up here. As I've been up here before (20 years ago via truck) I knew that once I crossed over in BC it was all good. Rode through BC via the Stewart-Cassiar Hwy prior to crossing into the Yukon and Alaska. Rode up and ended up taking the Alaskan Inland Passage Ferry out of Haines, Alaska back down to Bellingham. Rather than a detailed ride report on the roads, weather conditions, tire wear, my views on the universe/life philosophies, how I slept, daily bowel movements, gas mileage and pictures of meals along the way I've opted to do a major photo dump on the ride instead of all the other crap most of you FF's could care less about. I took a shit load of pics! If you need to know about all the other crap listed I'll gladly answer any questions or you can go to some other ride reports on here that cover that stuff ........ in great detail! Here are the basic details of the trip:

On the road: 26 days
Total mileage: 5340 miles
Flats: zero
Bike: 2007 Wee Strom
Highlight: Where do I begin!

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More to come...................................

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Old 09-21-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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I recognize Stewart, BC with the 55' Chevy, but where were the other pics taken?
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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I recognize Stewart, BC with the 55' Chevy, but where were the other pics taken?
First batch of pics were taken on the drive up and in Stewart BC - Hyder Alaska which are basically the same place. Glacier is Salmon Glacier about 25 miles outside of Hyder up a dirt road. Bear pics were in Hyder and the just outside of Stewart BC.

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Old 09-22-2014, 03:07 AM   #5
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Enjoying the excellent photos. Keep them coming; it brings back fond memories from our rides to AK.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:47 AM   #6
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Great pictures.....when you went up to Chicken did you go up through the Yukon or up from Tok?
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:09 AM   #7
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What were the dates of the trip? The colors look great!
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:40 AM   #8
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Enjoying the ride so far...

I've enjoyed the first two installments of your road trip and am looking forward to the rest of the images.

Thanks in advance for saving all of us from the often shared TMI...

Hopefully you will tell us a little about how Mother Nature treated you while you were on the road..? And maybe a little about what gear worked the best and which part of the kit you would leave at home on the next trip?
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:56 AM   #9
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Great pictures.....when you went up to Chicken did you go up through the Yukon or up from Tok?
Went up through the Yukon with a side trip up the Dempster prior to getting into Dawson City.

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What were the dates of the trip? The colors look great!
Left Washington on the 24th of August. Colors came into their peak around the 10th of Sept.

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I've enjoyed the first two installments of your road trip and am looking forward to the rest of the images.

Thanks in advance for saving all of us from the often shared TMI...

Hopefully you will tell us a little about how Mother Nature treated you while you were on the road..? And maybe a little about what gear worked the best and which part of the kit you would leave at home on the next trip?
Mother nature was kind. I did have some colder temps around Chicken (18 degrees one morning) and a light dusting of snow in Denali. I was running a heated jacket so it was bearable. Had some rain but nothing that went on for days on end. I think coming north later in the season is better than early. Seems like less rain and less skeeters. Only day I had any problems with skeeters was up at Salmon Glacier. I would probably leave my camp chair next time up as I used it one time. I pack pretty light so that was the only thing that didn't get utilized. Highly recommend heated jacket liner and a good set of Frog Tog rain gear. Cheap and it works....only problem I have with it is that it doesn't pack down real small. It also serves a great windbreak over riding gear when it's cold out. I was running a Klim Latitude Jacket and pant set up which I got from www.atomic-moto.com. Have had them a couple of years now and really like the Klim gear. Expensive but well worth the cost when the weather goes to shit. Great place to buy online from as Brian, the owner, knows his product and is a lot of help when purchasing gear. Also had my ass parked on a new Air Hawk seat cushion for this trip. Worked great and I never had a sore ass once on the trip. Longest day was 460 miles. Was the first time I'd ever used one and I would highly recommend it for a long trip like this. Needless to say you want a quality tent. I had an REI Half Dome. Bag I used, Big Agnes, was only rated to 30 degrees and there was a couple of nights when I was a little cold. I also carry a bag liner which helps on those colder nights. With some thermals and a skull cap I survived.

























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Old 09-22-2014, 10:04 AM   #10
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What camera set up did you use.....those ain't no IPhone photos.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:13 PM   #11
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Rather than a detailed ride report on... ...my views on the universe/life philosophies..... I've opted to do a major photo dump on the ride instead of all the other crap most of you FF's could care less about.
I am still laughing out loud.

You've got some great photos, please keep them coming.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:25 PM   #12
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Very nice!
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:59 PM   #13
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Nikon D7100 and Panasonic DMC TS4

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Old 09-22-2014, 09:23 PM   #14
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Nikon D7100 and Panasonic DMC TS4

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Where is this at?? I feel like I'm missing out.
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Where is this at?? I feel like I'm missing out.
Hatcher Pass outside of Wasilla.
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