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post #1 of 13 Old 06-15-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ok all you Alaska folks, hide your wives and your children Im coming your way. Well kinda Im headed for Hyder, I only have so much vacation ok.. Im leaving early July 1st, headed for Calgary the first day, Prince George, and spending 3rd and 4th in Hyder. Returning home via Vancouver and the coast. Gonna see the redwoods in Cali then its back home for me..

This spot link will be active July 1st to July 13th.. http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=6138

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-16-2010, 05:17 PM
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I don't think the rest of Alaska need worry too much as the only road is through BC.

http://www.stewart-hyder.com/map_bc.html

Awesome scenery on that route btw.
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-16-2010, 08:29 PM
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Hyder Alaska, definitely is "Alaska" but is more reknown for those riders that want to only 'technically' ride to Alaska. Iron Butt 48 plus ride
As Hyder Al. is nothing more than Stewart B.C.
Like was posted the only way to Hyder is to ride 3 kilometers west past the last building in Stewart, and you cross the border into the USA and Hyder.
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-16-2010, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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I would love to ride further into Alaska, but I can only get away for so long. As soon as I hit the lotto the real Alaska will be in the forecast. Maybe you two could help me here a bit. What kinda temps can one plan on hitting this time of year. Looking at historic temps on websites Im looking at lows in the low 40sF and highs around 60F. If Im calculating correctly that 8 c and 14 c. Does that sound about right?

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google 'theweathernetwork.com'
Then look at Prince Rupert, and Prince George eviromental prognostication.
Keeping in mind that the weather forecasters in British Columbia are pathological liars. It will give you a ball park guestimate.
From my experience it is more reasonable that you could easily see temperatures from the mid to high 20's c.

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make sure you ride up the glacier road when u get there. some great spots up there. are you camping? also, watch out for bears and deer on the road. ill see if i can get a few pics up. i was there 2 yrs ago. sweet ride from the turn off out to Hyder.

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post #7 of 13 Old 06-19-2010, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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We do plan on going to the Glaciers outside of Hyder, Salmon Glacier if I remember right. We are ridng two up for 11 days, not enough room for camping gear. So we will be staying in Hotels and at a few folks that volunteered couches. I cant wait, did all the maintenance already. Even did a sample packing to see if it all fits. First trip with wifey riding with me, she usually rides her own.

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Not long now. I will be leaving late tomorrow night/ early thurs morning. Gonna run to Calgary for Thursday, from there we will do Jasper/Banff and stay somewhere around Prince George or surrounding towns. Hyder for the 3rd and 4th. We will make our way down to Vancouver, down the coast to Crescent City and the Redwoods. A night in Tahoe, another in Heber City Ut and Im home again. I am really jazzed and cant wait. Bike is packed, GPS programmed. All I lack is getting on the bike and going. I learned alot packing for two for 12 days on one bike. Whats important etc. The best part is the wife cant buy anything at all, not even something small nowhere to put it. See yall in two weeks..

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Jealous!

Man, I would love to ride down to Stewart/Hyder! Make sure to take lots of pics. Lots of pics.
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-30-2010, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Yeppers with my wife working the camera we will end up with pictures. When we both ride we tend to ride all day and never take pictures along the way. She put the camera on a lanyard to wear around her neck. Empty 4 gig card says it will hold 1127 pics at 7m. That should do it..Another plus, I dont think our cell phones will work in Canada, its gonna be peaceful for sure.
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