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Old 08-03-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Which road question

Hey all,

I am up here in beautiful Anchorage, AK and I am planning a ride down south eventually ending up in California. I am heading a little east to see some places I haven't been before. I was wondering which route to take.

https://goo.gl/maps/eGxxH Option 1

https://goo.gl/maps/9AL7I Option 2

I have not been on the Cassiar highway before. I have done the Alaska Highway a couple times and have been to Dawson Creek before. I only have a short time and I need to move efficiently. The Cassiar route says it is longer but is it significantly better scenery than the 97 to the 40 then the 93 HWY route??

Any help or variants appreciated.

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Old 08-04-2014, 05:40 AM   #2
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A hundred times over, Option 2.

The Cassiar road is scenic, but watch your gas stations.

The Yellowhead from Prince George to Jasper is also great. I just did it a couple of weeks ago. Watch out for moose - seriously.

Nice route you've chosen. Good luck & safe journey.

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Old 08-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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A hundred times over, Option 2.

The Cassiar road is scenic, but watch your gas stations.

The Yellowhead from Prince George to Jasper is also great. I just did it a couple of weeks ago. Watch out for moose - seriously.

Nice route you've chosen. Good luck & safe journey.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm really excited to get going. only 16 more days!!
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:45 PM   #4
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Both nice; I'd pick option 2 as well.

Living at the end of your routing as we do, do you foresee any time for dawdling a bit for mountain porn? As much slab as possible, or are gravel roads okay?

From Banff south to Whitefish, there's some really nice options for that last piece. You can do Settlers Road starting in KNP and come out in Kimberley/Cranbrook, you take the Highwood from Canmore to Blairmore, and then through Waterton and GTTS to Whitefish, etc. All roads you could ride a Harley down, although some of it would be dirt and gravel.

Also, feel free to drop me a line when you get towards the Kimberley/Cranbrook/Whitefish part should you need a place to stay or a garage to do some wrenching in. We have a stupid busy next month ahead of us with some bathroom renos and other crazy stuff, but if you don't miss us while we're bouncing about we can give you a place to stay and help you out if necessary.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:26 PM   #5
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Option two would be my choice. But if you go with option one Dawson Creek to Grande Prairie is slow going during the day, but once past Grande Prairie on Hwy 40south it's a beautiful trip. If in GP and need a place to stay PM me.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:43 PM   #7
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JägerBoth nice; I'd pick option 2 as well.

Living at the end of your routing as we do, do you foresee any time for dawdling a bit for mountain porn? As much slab as possible, or are gravel roads okay?

From Banff south to Whitefish, there's some really nice options for that last piece. You can do Settlers Road starting in KNP and come out in Kimberley/Cranbrook, you take the Highwood from Canmore to Blairmore, and then through Waterton and GTTS to Whitefish, etc. All roads you could ride a Harley down, although some of it would be dirt and gravel.

Also, feel free to drop me a line when you get towards the Kimberley/Cranbrook/Whitefish part should you need a place to stay or a garage to do some wrenching in. We have a stupid busy next month ahead of us with some bathroom renos and other crazy stuff, but if you don't miss us while we're bouncing about we can give you a place to stay and help you out if necessary.
I appreciate the offer for help. Why knows I may tae you up on it. I don't know how much time I will have. I want to move efficiently through because the more days on the road the less time I have with my family back in California. I wouldn't mind rolling a few extra miles on some slower roads if it doesn't hang me up for half a day or something like that.

I will look into that Settlers Road and look into that area a bit more. I really like "mountain porn" and I am not scared of gravel roads. I appreciate any feedback.

Thanks again,
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:46 PM   #8
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Option two would be my choice. But if you go with option one Dawson Creek to Grande Prairie is slow going during the day, but once past Grande Prairie on Hwy 40south it's a beautiful trip. If in GP and need a place to stay PM me.

Thanks for the offer. I may take you up on it. we can compare V Stroms



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Old 08-12-2014, 10:50 PM   #9
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992580

Here is a planning thread I started. I like everything motorcycle and I find posting and planning on a thread rather than just in my head is very fun. Anyway. Just in case
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