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.

Day Places planned (real)
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Distance planned (real)
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Hours Riding planed (real)
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Motel / Camp Observations
07/04 - 01 Home to Yreka
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700
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12:00
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Motel I-5. Boring long road

07/05 - 02

to Abbotsford, Canada
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630
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11:00
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Motel I-5. Boring long road
I have a friend who want's to have a cup of coffe with us near Fife, WA. I pick a restaurant there so we can stop for a quick rest.
07/06 - 03 to Burnes Lake, Canada
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577
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13:00
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07/07 - 04 to Yskut , Canada
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523
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11:00
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  Visit to Haider and Salmon Glacier
07/08 - 05 to Skagway , Canada
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547
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13:00
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07/09 - 06 to Dawson, Canada
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439
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10:00
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  Maybe stop in Whitehorse for bike maintenance (tires, oil, etc) or if I can confirm tire changes in Dawson, we can do all there.
07/10 - 07 to Fort McPherson, Canada
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483
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12:00
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  Gravel road. Impassible if is raining
07/11 - 08 to Dawson, Canada
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483
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14:00
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  Back on the gravel road. Will be stuck there if a rain start
07/12 - 09 Recovery day
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      Visit to some nice places around Dawson
07/13 - 10 to Fairbanks
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391
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10:00
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  Riding Top of The World highway and entering by north most border of USA.
Gravel for about 120 miles
07/14 - 11 to Coldfoot
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257
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8:00
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  Camp there, before going to Deadhorse
07/15 - 12 to Deadhorse
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242
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9:00
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  Gravel all way up
07/16 - 13 Deadhorse       Visit the ocean. Guided tour. Need reservations.
07/17 - 14 to Fairbanks
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498
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18:00
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  Back on the gravel. Long day
07/18 - 15 Fairbanks
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      Rest day.
07/19 - 16 to Denali
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115
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13:00
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  Visit Denali Park
07/20 - 17 to Anchorage
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260
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15:00
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  side trip to Willow Fishook Rd (gravel)
07/21 - 18 to Homer
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260
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12:00
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  Side trip to Whittier
We may ride back to sleep in Anchorage again.(will be better)
07/22 - 19 to Tok
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544
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11:00
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07/23 - 20 to Haines
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441
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11:00
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07/24 - 21 Ferry to Juneau 83
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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.
I'm looking for ideas on what to do in Juneau. Please give me ideas.
07/25 - 22 Ferry to Prince Ruppert 391
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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 - 23 Day on Ferry        
07/27 - 24 Prince Ruppert       We may stay in Price Ruppert or start riding back home
07/28 - 25 to Prince George
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450
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9:00
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07/29 - 26 to Portland
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725
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13:00
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07/30 - 27 to Woodland
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565
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10:00
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07/31 - 28 Back home
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460
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9:00
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  Total Miles 9.590     Plus ferry miles

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Important links:

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

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)