Category Archives: 2014 Moto Alaska

2014 Moto Alaska Photo Gallery

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There are too many photos to put the entire trip into one gallery (hundreds just seems too many to me), but I still like having a photo gallery as an easy way to scroll through the photos without combing through … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Trip Stats

As an aspiring map geek, you know I love to post maps of our trip routes. However, I’m annoyed, because GeoCommons, the usual service I use, is totally non-functional right now, and won’t let me upload any data. So here’s … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Back Home!

8/22/2014 – 464 mi – NE to IA Iowa is the last new moto state for the trip, and makes the 44th state overall we’ve ridden in.

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Moto AK – Black Hills SD

8/20/2014 – 346 mi – MT,  SD Maybe every trip needs bunnies. They’re pretty cute. They wander somewhat fearlessly (for rabbits) around the campground in Hardin, MT.

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Moto AK – Glacier National Park MT

8/18/2014 – 184 mi The “Going to the Sun Road” through Glacier National Park in Montana is another famous road on the “must ride” list, and since I’ve never been to GNP, it seemed like a nice place to explore … Continue reading

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Moto AK – South to the Lower 48

8/15/2014 – 340 mi south on the Alcan to Pink Mountain The Alcan north of Fort Nelson is very scenic, and makes for fairly fast traveling (excluding any construction zones obviously). South of Fort Nelson is oil country, and the … Continue reading

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Moto AK – So long for now Alaska, South on the Alcan to Liard Hot Springs BC

8/12/2014 – 385 mi – So Long for Now Alaska, Ride from Valdez to Alcan, headed south Once again, 50 Miles north of Valdez, the weather was dry and sunny. Valdez was the last hurrah for this trip. It’s a … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Valdez Kayak Tour

8/11/2014 – Valdez Kayak Tour I really, really wanted to do some kayaking while in Alaska, and Valdez was my last chance. We signed up for a tour with Anadyr Adventures to fresh water kayak in the glacial lake created … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Flight seeing to Talkeetna

8/9/2014 – Flight seeing to Talkeetna The Alaskan way to see Alaska is by air, so when we were offered a flight seeing trip from one of our awesome hosts, of course we said yes (we actually had multiple offers … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Anchorage Aviation Museum and Moto Maintenance

8/7/2014 – 213 mi Tomorrow is a scheduled moto maintenance day, so we needed to be close to the Anchorage area so we could get to the shop and do some oil changes and put new tires on Kevin’s bike … Continue reading

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Moto Ak – Seward SeaLife Center to Homer

8/6/2014 – 209 mi – Seward to Homer The Alaska SeaLife Center made a nice stop in the morning before heading out of town. The aquarium and rehabilitation and research center was built after the tsunami that took out much … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Seward Day Cruise, Kenai Fjords National Park

8/5/2014 – Seward Day Cruise Kenai Fjords National Park Both Kevin and I had the Gilligan’s Island theme song stuck in our heads the entire ride back down to Seward on Tuesday morning. We didn’t talk about it until we … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Seward, Exit Glacier, Anchorage

8/2/2014 – 354 mi – Anchorage to Seward and back The ride south from Anchorage to Seward on a sunny day is just beautiful. I really don’t have words for the section through the Turnagain Arm, and wish we’d stopped … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Hatcher Pass

7/31/2014 – 54 mi – Hatcher Pass Lodge Feeling a bit under the weather today. Figures, as we finally have good conditions for riding or doing things outside. Left our comfortable guest quarters to take a short ride up to … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Denali Highway

7/29/2014 – 131 mi – Denali Highway! If you are not familiar, the Denali Highway is not in Denali national park, but is 130 mi of dirt road that runs through amazingly scenic country between Cantwell and Paxson AK, neither … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Denali National Park

7/25/2014 – 123 mi – Moto AK Denali National Park The sun was mostly out when we reached our campsite in Denali, and got to set up in the dry (and not too cold) between light showers. I guess we … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Chena Hot Springs

7/23/2014 – 14 mi – Chena Hot Springs First on the agenda for Chena Hot Springs was to leave the resort and ride a few miles back down the road to the Angel Rocks trail head. The weather was a … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Fairbanks, LARS

7/22/2014 – 176 mi – Moto Ak Fairbanks On the way into Fairbanks, we caught our first oil pipeline sighting, and tried to estimate in dollars how much oil was in the pipeline at any given time. We figure it … Continue reading

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Moto Ak – Dawson City and Top of the World Highway to Alaska!

7/20/2014 – 2 mi – Dawson City, YK, CN We spent a cold and rainy day in Dawson city. Packed up camp in the morning in on and off drizzle, then went back over the river on the ferry to … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Bonus Dempster Content

I edited the previous post on the Dempster, but since I don’t want you to miss  SINGLE MOMENT (not really) of our awesome adventure, I’m including the best part of the editing here in this bonus post so you don’t … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Dempster Highway to Inuvik

The Dempster Highway is 450 miles of unpaved road that starts from the Klondike Highway east of Dawson City, and travels through the mountains north and east into the Arctic Circle, then into Canada’s Northwest Territories, and ends (for now) … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Cabins by the Lake

7/11/2014 – 7/13/2014 We left Whitehorse in the morning and rode toward to the coast to meet our new “hydro buddy” and catch a boat ride out to his property. The timing couldn’t be better; he was already picking up … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Whitehorse, Yukon

7/8/2014 – 374 mi – Into the Yukon Crossing into the Yukon feels like a big milestone for riding this far north, and we’re crossing off new states and provinces quickly. We made the mistake of having lunch at the … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Canadian Rockies and Cassiar Hwy

7/5/2014 – 326 mi – Alberta, CN Its about 150 mi from our campsite to Banff and the Canadian Rockies, and the end of the plains (finally). We rode through Calgary in the morning, past Olympic park, and could see … Continue reading

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Moto AK – The Plains

7/2/2014 – 335 mi – MN to ND We stayed in the hotel a bit in the morning to use the wi-fi to take care of a bit of business, and were on the road 9:30 in sunny weather. Here … Continue reading

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