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post #1 of 23 Old 10-04-2006, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Alaska, when is the best time.

what month or months is the best time to go to alaska. on the KLR of course. I am turning a certain age in few years. ( not telling, im young ) been telling the wife at that age, I will be going to alaska on the bike. I am starting to plan now.

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post #2 of 23 Old 10-04-2006, 10:24 AM
 
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I am in the planning stages myself. I plan on next June mainly I am told the mosquitoes will carry you away in July and August. Also I want to do the D2D which is at the end of June.
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post #3 of 23 Old 10-04-2006, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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what is d2d?

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post #4 of 23 Old 10-04-2006, 07:48 PM
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what is d2d?
d2d = day to day?
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post #5 of 23 Old 10-04-2006, 10:32 PM
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d2d = Dust to Dawson


Info here........http://www.midnightsunrider.com/articles2006/d2d.html
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post #6 of 23 Old 10-06-2006, 12:46 AM
 
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I'm heading up there next June from Cali with my dad. Who else? Anybody? It'd be nice to hook up. Maybe save a buck or two on a camp site.
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post #7 of 23 Old 10-06-2006, 07:25 AM
 
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I don't have exact dates...but I will be heading there from Wisconsin. I figure starting out the second week and getting back the first or second week in July.

I am also trying to get my dad to meet me along the way. He is waiting for his new KLR to arrive at the dealer in Helena. He already has the corbin seat...just needs a bike to put it on.
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post #8 of 23 Old 10-06-2006, 04:41 PM
 
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there's 4 or 5 of us heading up from Oregon sometime in June. It sounds like we neet to all get together if travel times allow

Here's our little logo [img]http://www.midnightsunrider.com/articles2006/d2d.html

we should plan on doing this as part of the trip!


Here's our little logo I made up:

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Were not a bunch of religious wack-o's and will be thowing back a few with the best of you all :mrgreen:
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post #9 of 23 Old 10-18-2006, 02:45 AM
 
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Yeah, plan on hittin Dawson around Solstice to meet up with many of us for D2D. There's alread about 50 plannin on the trip. It'll be my first but I've known many of the regulars for year. Fun bunch! (aren't we all?!? :P )

If you want to read more and see many photos on the trip go over to www.advrider.com and go to the 'Great White North' subforum in the 'Regional Forums'.

Make sure you all have a mosquito headnet for the trip up. Some places can be REALLY bad if there's no breeze. At least one rider decided it just wasnt' worth it and left his 2 buddies and went home on his way up here. He late felt badly as his friends told him the bugs weren't that bad farther into the trip. Lots of variables.

I was born and raised up here and have been ridin for many years and love talkin bikes and Alaska if you have more questions.

If you'd like to take a little (albeit kinda expensive) side trip respit I HIGHLY recommend ridin the Alaska State Ferry between Prince Rupert B.C. and Haines AK. The roads in and out of Rupert and Haines are AWESOME! You don't really need reservations with a motorcycle and don't rent a stateroom. Just sleep up in the solarium in the fully reclining lounge chairs and enjoy mingling with many other fun filled travellers. Also, avoid riding the newest ferry MV Kennicott as it's the LEAST passenger friendly. It was built after the big Valdez oil spill and is an oil spill comand vessel. LAME!

Take care, Mark H.
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post #10 of 23 Old 10-18-2006, 12:07 PM
 
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Ooo, Ooo, Ooo. Need to talk to bride! I'd love to do that. I have a buddy in Anchorage.

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