My Adventure Story
Day 12 - July 3
Left Dawson City and over the River via Ferry to the Top of the World Highway. All gravel roads for 160km. About 100km in, would reach the US border and into Alaska!
Headed to Chicken, Alaska for a hamburger and then a super long ride to Fairbanks.
Day 13 - July 4
US independence day so not much was open. Saw a Museum of the North at the University of Fairbanks campus and then headed to Chena Hot Springs. Had to ride into a thunderstorm for a while and froze until hitting the hot water of the springs.
Day 14 - July 5
Off to Denali National Park. Took an 8 hour bus ride into the park, but due to forest fires in the surrounding area, views of the mountains were blocked. Highlight was riding the bike into the first 14 miles of the park after the bus ride and seeing a moose up close and personal.
Day 15 - July 6
Onto Anchorage. Best deal of the trip .. free campground at the Harley Davidson dealership! Met an Australian on a BMW who came up from the southern tip of Argentina to Alaska over 16 months!
Day 16 - July 7
Off to Homer Alaska. Nice little stretch of beach surrounded by mountains. Smoke again covered most of the views of the mountains, but sunset was nice, at 11PM! Bumped into another rider from Toronto, incredibly a young gent who had just passed his CA exams! Camped right on the beach and fell asleep the the sound of the waves!
Day 17 - July 8
Off to Seward, AK. Walked up to Exit Glacier and camped near the harbour where a giant cruise ship just left.
Day 18 - July 9
Up early to ride to Whittier, AK to catch a ferry to Valdez. Interesting tunnel of 2 1/2 miles to get into Whittier, used as a rail track and coverted for use with vehicles as well. Ferry was nice and smooth and met an really nice couple from Illinois. Camped at Valdez overnight.
Day 19 - July 10
Long ride from Valdez to Tok. Nice ride through a Canyon and up a pass into a Glacier. Tok is just a passing point, entry and exit to Alaska. In this case, it will be an exit, to Canada tomorrow!