Alaska ans Beyond

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  1. GreyVF750F

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    Wow I missed this thread after you started it. What a super trip you have there Mr. Long, just fantastic. Looking forward to more of the story. Keep having a great time and stay out of trouble.
     
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    Day 10 Watson river, Darson City,Teslin lake,

    Day 10 420 miles Watson river, Darson City,Teslin lake,
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    Heading to the rain again :party2:
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    Bear roaming along the Yukon Highway :jaw:
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    Dawson City
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    Old wheel house
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    Another Dutch Earth roamer, the European know how to Exploer the proper way :wink:
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    The road end at Dawson City so we have to take a ferry to cross the Yukon river and heading to Top of the World Highway
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    The ferry on the way bringing travelers from the other side.
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    Our turn to board the ferry :) yey.....
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    The ride bring me back in time of the Gold rush, the scenery have not change much.
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    Great photos, thanks. I spent a month all over Alaska and another month all over Canada but not on a bike. Gotta do this one day.
     
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    Travel on motor bring you different perspective and thrill....:sad:
     
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    That is for sure. I need more time! lol On the trips I take I'm hiking and climbing and need a cage but one day I'll do some of these roads on a bike. Just came back from the Smokies riding the VFR though. :)
     
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    You didn't do any gold panning while in Dawson? I mean it doesn't get any better than that for that. Still great photos. Yes, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Haha....I have seen few place offer Gold panning but sadly we have no time to kill, have to make to miles to the top :wink:
    Maybe when I am retired and have all the time to kill :rofl:
     
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    I am sure you can do climbing and hiking with the bike :boink:
     
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    Day 11

    Day 11 329 miles
    Dawson City is a really neat old city, that still very much represents the days of mining, we spent a bit of time being tourists, checking it out, and then took the quick ferry over the river to ride the Top of the World Highway into Alaska. The top of the world highway was fairly uneventful, but we found some off shoot trails off the main road, and explored those a bit. And then.... We FINALLY made it to ALASKA! Had no idea what to expect at the crossing, but it was quite funny. In the middle of nowhere, one person, show him my passport, smiles at me and says enjoy... Wow, that was simple! Hahaha! Got off our bikes, snapped some photos, and gave the celebratory high 5s! Stopped at the first town we came across, Chicken Alaska, to fuel up and grab some snacks, and then continued on to Delta Junction where we found a nice state park campground
    pitch our hammock, have our left over lunch for dinner, make some cocktail and BS until we tired and hit the sack.



    Top of the world Highway, getting off the main road and explore the wilderness :party2:
    Pictures won't do any justice. You have to be there to appreciate the beauty of the nature.
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    Just relax and let it soaking in.....
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    The roads around the Yukon are mostly dirt and graves. A lot of construction during warm season.
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    Miles and miles of dirt road....:love:
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    Arrived at Canada and Alaska border.....Wooooooooooohooooooo :party2:
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    Not sure why but I am quite happy to be back in the State.....Weird feeling even though Alaska is similar to Canada :rolleyes:
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    Glad to be home to Motherland
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    Mr. Bear and Sock monkey enjoy the ride
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    End of the Highway we arrived at a town called Chicken :wink:
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    Gold panning for you Jay (RVFR)
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    And I got laid......... :rofl:
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    We left Chicken and rode to Delta Junction and having lunch at
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    After lunch we head out and get some Adult beverages and looing for camp.
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    Few miles out of town we found a secluded campground with a lot of tree so we pull in and set up our hammock
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    The GS has been faithfull girl so far.
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    Day 12 Delta Junction to Wiseman via the Dalton Highway and Arctic Circle

    Day 12
    382 miles Delta Junction to the Dalton Highway, Arctic Circle and Wiseman

    Today was the day we were finally going to do it! Get to the Arctic Circle! This was MY personal goal i had set for this trip. Something about riding a motorcycle from San Diego to the Arctic Circle was very appealing to me. One of those, "Yeah I did that" type of things. We left Delta Junction pretty early in the morning and got on the road quick. Brent's bike had just hit the 12k mile mark and to keep his warranty, he needed it serviced. We went to the Trails End BMW dealer in Fairbanks to inquire about getting it done. They advised him he would need to leave the bike with them for a day or 2 to get it done. He decided he would deal with it after we did the Arctic Circle.
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    Here we go..........Dalton Highway Wooooooooooohooooo :party2:
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    A lot of bugs in Alaska :wink:
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    We got to the Dalton Highway, took the obligatory pictures at the sign, and got ready for the gnarly dirt road that everyone on the intrawebs talks about. Riding to Deadhorse (the end of the Dalton) is a lot of motorcyclists goal because its about as remote as you can get, and the furthest point north in Alaska most people can go.

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    The VFR could probably make it........:rolleyes: But will take some Balls :rofl:
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    Day 12 continue

    These family of Moose almost take fatty out on the highway :rofl:
    He was busy checking out the Helo and didn't paid attention on the road.....I have to scream on the intercom
    "Mooooooooooooose............Mooooooooooooose.........Watchout........." :wink:
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    Man that was closes.........Hahaha
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    Some where on Dalton Highway
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    As you can see the pipeline run along the Highway and this go on and on all over Alaska for hundreds or thousands of miles.
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    More dirts....Yeahhhhhhh
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    Selfie time :wink:
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