Motorcycle Expedition to Alaska 2007 travel blog

Motorcycle Expedition to Alaska 2007

Bill & Janine travel blog
Exploring Alaska is a trip I had always wanted to take "sometime" but kept puting it off. The time finally arrived and I started the trip May 21, 2007.

I can't think of a better way to explore Alaska than by motorcycle via backroads. The total distance I covered was 13,400 KM, roughly 8,000 KM on non-paved highways, gravel roads and forestry backroads.

The northern terminus of the trip was Prudhoe Bay, Alaska on the Arctic Ocean. The road to Prudhoe Bay is roughly 800 KM on the mainly gravel haul road built to service the Alaska Pipeline. This is the farthest north you can travel by road in North America, roughly 400 km north of the Arctic Circle.

I also dipped a toe in the Pacific Ocean at Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island before heading home through BC and Washington State.

The trip was everything I hopped it would be and much more.

To view the journal entries and photos click on the links to the right of the map below.

The next "leg" of our ongoing journey was to dip a toe in the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. Janine and I headed east July 16, 2007. This trip is recorded in a seperate journal. Click here to view our "Exploring Canadian Backroads Coast to Coast" trip journal.

Click here to return to Backroadexplorers.ca Home and the complete list of our journals.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
23 
 
 
Homer to Seward, Alaska
 
24 
 
 
Seward to Whittier Alaska
 
25 
 
 
Ferry from Whittier to...
 
 
 
 
The Strange Case Of...
 
26 
 
 
Valdez to McCarthy Alaska
 
27 
 
 
McCarthy to Tok Alaska
 
28 
 
 
Tok Alaska to...
 
 
 
 
A Day Off In Whitehorse
 
29 
 
 
Whitehorse Yukon to...
 
30 
 
 
Skagway to Juneau, Alaska
 
 
 
 
Juneau Alaska
 
31 
 
 
The Cruise to Prince...
 
 
 
 
Prince Rupert, BC
 
32 
 
 
Prince Rupert to Port...
 
33 
 
 
Two Steps Forward, One...
 
34 
 
 
A Soggy Trip To Tofino
 
35 
 
 
Port Alberni to Nanaimo,...
 
36 
 
 
A trip to the Big City...
 
 
 
 
A day in Victoria
 
37 
 
 
Victoria BC to...
 
38 
 
 
Winthrop Washington to...
 
39 
 
 
Nelson BC to Canmore,...
 
40 
 
 
Canmore to Home
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