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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Key West to Alaska trip

My young bride and I along with another cpl from GA will be doing an Epic Alaska Trip (EAT) trip from Key West to the Arctic circle.

We plan to leave from Key West in mid June.

I'll be on my bike, my Mrs will be towing our Roll-a-home camper behind our Subaru. Her neck won't allow for long days in the motorcycle. The return trip will run through Sturgis for the first week of August, 2017. We think the trip up and back will run about two months.

I'll have my renewed passport and proof of Canadian motorcycle insurance, credit cards and a current copy of the Milepost in hand.

I've lived and worked in Alaska and still have family in Anchorage, so I'm also familiar with the ALCAN highway.

I'm planning to stop at military bases for night stops (Fam Camps) when available and Naturists resorts along the way. I've never had anything walk away at either and both usually have great support facilities and showers. I'm also routing stops at cool and interesting roadside attractions (found in roadsideamerica.com) along the way.

It won't be quick or cheap. Anyone interested? PM me for questions.

Enjoy the ride,

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2016, 12:15 PM
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Got a route planned sorta ?

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We do. Key West, up I-95 on the east coast, cross to I-75 through GA. Nashville, St louis, Peoria, Waterloo, Spirit lake, IA for the Victory plant tour, Rapis City, beartooth highway, crossing into Canada, Calgary, Red Deer, Grand Prarie, Dawson Creek to Alaska. Cross into Alaska to Fairbanks, north to the haul Rd, to Coldfoot, Alaska. South to Anchorage, visit family, maintain the bikes, restock. Back down the highway 97 to Merritt canada to visit friends, to Seattle. East on I-90 to Sturgis. Couple or three days in Sturgis, then head back to FL.

There's stops planned along the way also.

That's it in a nut shell.

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We do. Key West, up I-95 on the east coast, cross to I-75 through GA. Nashville, St louis, Peoria, Waterloo, Spirit lake, IA for the Victory plant tour, Rapis City, beartooth highway, crossing into Canada, Calgary, Red Deer, Grand Prarie, Dawson Creek to Alaska. Cross into Alaska to Fairbanks, north to the haul Rd, to Coldfoot, Alaska. South to Anchorage, visit family, maintain the bikes, restock. Back down the highway 97 to Merritt canada to visit friends, to Seattle. East on I-90 to Sturgis. Couple or three days in Sturgis, then head back to FL.

There's stops planned along the way also.

That's it in a nut shell.
Sounds like a very good trip . Enjoy .
Be sure to share some pix with us when you get back .

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If you've never ridden Icefield Parkway between Banff and Jasper, you should be sure to include it since you will be nearby going both ways.
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It's already plugged in. Thanks though.

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Make sure on military camping you have reservations well in advance. Talked with many who say booked up well ahead of time . Enjoy your trip.

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Sounds like a GREAT trip ! Hopefully u have decent weather, We have done it twice, first time the weather was great, second time it rained EVERY day but it was still a great trip with lots of great memories ! Will u be pulling a camping trailer ?

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I'll be on my bike, my Mrs will be towing our Roll-a-home camper behind our Subaru.

Enjoy the ride,

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Here's another rider's Alaskan video ride report. It is almost 1:30 long and sections have a bit of very slight buffering issues, but quite good with lots of info.


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