The ride from Skagway took us through BC and then into the Yukon. This section of road simply leaves one saying "wow". We could barely keep our eyes on the road the scenery was so epic.
The obligatory cavity search by Canadian customs, then we were on our way. Made a stop in Whitehorse for a coffee, bustling capital city. Onward… The Yukon is a vast territory with minimal to no people on the roads most of the time, countless lakes, rivers, spruce and deciduous trees, making us feel quite small in comparison. Lots of road signs that look similar to ^^^ which means uneven road. One area was quite gravelly, muddy, and greasy .
Made it safely to Carmacks where we made camp for the night. Met some other bikers there from France, Columbia, US, and Argentina. Federico from Argentina has been traveling for a year now on a 250cbx Honda.
Today we traveled from Carmacks to Dawson City—a cool old mining town. Dirt roads through town and most of the buildings appear to be from the early 1900s. Lots of adventure bikes in town to our surprise. Apparently the bikers and some big adventure bike outfitters are here to watch the summer solstice and do some sort of poker run.
I hear it rains frequently in Juneau, quite frequently. However, we were treated with an absolutely spectacular day today. When the weather's good in Juneau, the town sparkles.
We are camping at Mendenhall Lake with the massive glacier as our back drop, complete with floating icebergs. Today we went on a brilliant hike up Mt Roberts, spectacular views and such fantastic weather today. The only thing to spoil the view looking down are the obnoxiously large cruise ships, I cannot believe the size of these floating hotels, no wonder they excrete so much waste.
One month in Alaska.... Barely enough time to make a dent, however, enough time to scratch the surface. Carried by two Adventure motorcycles, a Triumph Tiger 800 and a BMW F650GS (800) on our journey. Alaska has always been on the list of places to travel across on a motorcycle (my list anyway). There is no better way to experience a country or a continent than by motorcycle and I hope through this blog you will feel like you are a part of our adventure. Not being in a position right now to take on the entire Pan American highway, we decided to bite off a large portion and take on Alaska. Our trip does include the inside passage, for some this is their Alaska trip, for us this is only a small portion of this adventure. We will be traveling through the Yukon, BC, hiking in Denali in the shadow of the highest mountain in the United States, and across the Arctic circle to the shore line of the Arctic ocean. Stay posted, it's gonna be a fun ride!!