BMW R1150GSMotorcycle trip to Alaska
July 2010

Alaska is the ultimate destination for many motorcycles riders and on this pages you will be able to follow my trip to that amazing place, first hand.

What did I pack before the trip - Click to see what I'm taking.

Bike preparation before the trip - Click to see the bike preparation.

Who are going on this trip - Click to see who are going with me.

Weather on this trip

GPS

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Day Places
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Distance
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Hours Riding
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Total Miles (riding time) Observations
  Before the trip - Preparation        
07/05 - 01 Home to Anderson, CA
610
14:30
  I-5. Boring long road

07/06 - 02

to Castle Rock, WA 506
12:00
  Stop at Rick Mayer's Shop
I-5. Boring long road
07/07 - 03 to Lillooet , Canada
450
14:00
  Allowed 1 hour for customs
07/08 - 04 to Burnes Lake , Canada 714
16:30
  I know it's too much mileage/hours... but read the comments on the day.
07/09 - 05

to Stewart , Canada

306
8:00
 

See about Telegraph Creek (70 miles each way, side trip)

07/10 - 06 to Watson Lake, Canada 457
10:00
   
07/11 - 07 to Whitehorse, Canada
274 6:00    
07/12 - 08 to Tok, Alaska 393 9:00    
07/13 - 09 to Fairbanks 391
10:00
   
07/14 - 10 to Deadhorse
512 12:00    
07/15 - 11 in Deadhorse
0
0:00
   
07/16 - 12 to Fairbanks 512 12:00    
07/17 - 13 in Fairbanks
0
0:00
   
07/18 - 14 to Anchorage 320
9:00
   
07/19 - 15 Anchorage
       
07/20 - 16 to Tok
320
7:00
   
07/21 - 17 to Haines 441 11:00    
07/22 - 18 Haines 0 :00
   
07/23 - 19 Haines 0 0:00    
07/24 - 20 Ferry to Juneau 83 4:30   Ferry departs 9AM. need to be there 2 hours before. Arrives at 1:30PM same day
Ride in Juneau where we will stay for 25 hours.
07/25 - 21 Ferry to Prince Rupert 390
( )
46:00
2 nights
  Ferry departs 4:15PM. Need to be there 2 hours before. Arrives at 2:30PM on Tuesday.Reserving cabins for all of us.
07/26 - 22 Day on Ferry        
07/27 - 23 Prince Rupert       We may stay in Price Rupert or start riding back home
07/28 - 24 to Prince George
( )
450
( )
10:00
( )
   
07/29 - 25 to Portland
( )
725
( )
15:00
( )
   
07/30 - 26 to Woodland
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565
( )
10:00
( )
   
07/31 - 27 Back home
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460
( )
9:00
( )
   
  Total Miles 9.590     Plus ferry miles

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Important links:

Alaska Marine Highway (main page)- Schedule 2010 (pdf)

Denali National Park

Whittier Tunnel Schedule

Who is Elton

I was born in Brazil and moved to USA, California back in 1996. Took me some time to learn the language and get into this country, but I think now I'm doing quite well.
I became an American citizen in late 2007 but that didn't help me much with my English skills!

I love to travel and by the time I was writing this page, I had logged more them 140.000 miles on the motorcycles I have/had. My current bikes are a 2002 BMW K1200LTe and a 2003 BMW R1150GS.
Also there are many more miles on my car and much more on airplane trips. Winter I try to do Snowmobile. Summer is time for water sports (PWC) and I motorcycle year around (one of the benefits of living in sunny California)