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My wife and I were planning an Alaska trip this next June. Until I figured it would take us about 3 weeks to complete. That's too long away from the kids. So we are trying to figure out where to go in the 1-2 week range. So, if you lived where the red circle is, where would you go?

 

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If I were you'd and lived where you do I think that I'd never leave the bike! From what I got to see out there on my one brief visit you are in Adventure rider heaven. Just throw darts, connect the points and go. But skip the tri-city area near Spokan and Henderson. Been there and it's no great loss to miss it. :lol:
 

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Take TransCanada 1 East to Banff,North to Jasper, North through Grande Prairie (Hyway 40) Ft. Nelson, Watson Lake, and on to Whitehorse YT come back out and around to the Liard (Highway 77) and go to Yellowknife NT, then head south through High Prairie, Valleyview, Edmonton Calgary, Lethbridge (Highways 33, 43 16, 60, 2, 5) cross the border at Coutts, south to Great Falls, across the Lolo pass into the tri cities area (or "going to the sun" pass if you go through leth / Pincher Creek Chief mtn) across to Kalispel MT, N Idaho at Pen d'orelle Omack WA etc and then head home. should take 15 days or so
 

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Thanks buildit....I know I'm pretty blessed to live where I do. Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to realize it!

Darrel, thanks for the route. A buddy of mine at work recommended Banff area as well! I will definately check out that route. Thanks for taking the time to post it for me!

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But skip the tri-city area near Spokan and Henderson. Been there and it's no great loss to miss it. :lol:
Heyyy, theres alot of good riding around here, you just have to look for it :roll:
Jamie, you could always do an Alaska light run (thats what my Dad calls it) to Hyder Alaska.
 

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I've wanted to drive around Victoria Island, but I suppose that wouldn't take more than a couple of days. But, I'd like to see Banff National Park for sure. I'd make a loop of it... hit Yellowstone, Jackson (Grand Tetons)... how about a "Great Peaks Tour". There's plenty of awe inspiring mountains that are post card perfect within a 2 week radius of where you live.
 

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Heyyy, theres alot of good riding around here, you just have to look for it :roll:
Oh Spokane is definately on the agenda for that trip. We have friends there plus I may get to ride with Mr. Gunn!

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You can count on that!!!...And when you head for home, I'll follow you half way, or, maybe I'll follow you all the way, depends on what time of the year it is. C ya then........
 

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If you've never seen Crater Lake (southern Oregon) you should really consider it. I was out there this 4th of July and was blown away and how spectacular it is. There are also some kewl dams around and I saw tons of logging roads from the plane. I also ran into a couple in with a KLR650 on the back of thier motor home. The gentleman had designed and made his own bike holder on the rear that used a small winch to raise and lower the bike/holder. Pretty sweet set up, I ended up talking to them for a long time.

Ignore the sasquach in the middle of the picture, he just would not get out of the way no matter how many pastys I threw at him.

I have more photos from my trip on my webshots account.
http://community.webshots.com/user/dowb1?vhost=community

 

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You can count on that!!!...And when you head for home, I'll follow you half way, or, maybe I'll follow you all the way, depends on what time of the year it is. C ya then........
Sound down right sweet! Looking forward to it!

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If you've never seen Crater Lake (southern Oregon) you should really consider it. I was out there this 4th of July and was blown away and how spectacular it is. There are also some kewl dams around and I saw tons of logging roads from the plane. I also ran into a couple in with a KLR650 on the back of thier motor home. The gentleman had designed and made his own bike holder on the rear that used a small winch to raise and lower the bike/holder. Pretty sweet set up, I ended up talking to them for a long time.
I actually grew up in Oregon and have been to Crater Lake. But it's been a loooooong time. Great suggestion!
Oh, BTW if anybody gets a chance and is in the same area, Little Crater Lake is worth the time. It's a short <1/2mile hike back to a lake that is no bigger than 75 yards across. But it's about 120 feet to the bottom....and you can see the bottom!: the clearest water I've ever seen. We would pitch a dime into the water and watch it flash all the way down. If you're lucky, you may find some divers checking it out. Cool little spot!

Jamie
 

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Jamie where are you going?
 

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Have you though about going to Bella Coola, BC. Its in northern BC and takes you to an inlet that accesses the ocean. Well you won't see the ocean but its out there. My dad has wanted to go there for about 3 years and I think this year we are going to do it both on KLRs. His is a 2005, mine a 1999.

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