Ready for another adventure?

I am an adventure motorcycle rider, photographer, outdoorsman and adventure traveler.  When I am not having an adventure, I enjoy sharing my adventures with others.

I just finished a ride from Atlanta to Canada riding the Mid Atlantic and North East Backcountry Discovery Routes.

Where Next?  Heading South through Mexico, Himalayas, Mongolia/Russia, Southern Africa?

 

Carcross to Skagway

I headed down to Carcross and Skagway. What a beautiful ride. Just when I thought that I have seen so many different types of Canadian and Alaskan landscapes… they through you something incredible, wild, and stunningly beautiful. There are a lot of fires right now. The Alaska Highway is shut down in a couple of places. Seeing the smoke rising from the trees across the lake provided an interesting view. I am staying a couple of days at Chilcoot Trail … Read More

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Motorcycle maintenance

I enjoyed lunch at Braeburn Inn – easy to miss and drive by, but definitely worth stopping. Huge, I mean really huge cinnamon buns. I resisted, but several other groups came in and shared one. I had an equally large sandwich and saved half for later. I met a couple of guys on their way up Canol Rd (at Ross River). 150 miles of dirt up to Northwest Territory. Arriving in Whitehorse, I checked for motorcycle shops. Listers Motorcycle Shop … Read More

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Chain and Rain – Retreat

The rain came in…. I awoke to a muddy camp, my shoes slipping in the mud as I made my way to the outhouse. I still have my book to finish, so I tried to wait out the storm. The campground at Engineer Creek has a shelter with a wood burning stove and picnic tables. Incrementally, my camp shifted to the shelter as I first brought things to read, then things to make lunch, and eventually my tent to drape … Read More

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The Dempster

I stopped at the Dempster Information Center. The weather is good now, but low temperatures and possible rain forecasted. I’ve been hearing a few sounds from the bike that are starting to concern me… a bit like a rattle, but happens when there is torque on the chain. I rode 193km to the Engineer Campground. I hadn’t even got both feet off the bike before my camping neighbor had offered me a cold beer. I had a very enjoyable evening … Read More

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Top of the World – Dawson City

With a full tank of gas (regular – not premium), I continued on. This gas station boasts the “only flush toilet in Chicken” – aah what a luxury. The second half of Top of the World was equally fantastic. The pavement ends at Chicken (although there are some stretches between Chicken and Dawson City that are beautiful paved roads – and some just paved). A little wait at the ferry as it was paused as the paddlewheeler passed. Then I … Read More

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Top of the World – Chicken, AK

Taking a second go at “Top of the World Highway”, I found the road to live up to my expectations – except it was is much better condition than I expected. I had to ride first to Glenellen for gas (I had planned on filling up at the Gakona junction, but the former gas station had “closed” and “for sale” signs Previously, I was scuttled by relentless rain. I am so glad I waited – the views here are spectacular. … Read More

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Denali Highway

The Denali Highway is one of my favorite rides. I stayed in Paxon Lake campground – which was ok. There is a water pump and decent outhouses. The walk in tent sites are right down in the water – some a bit swampy. I pulled out my mosquito head net for the first time. So far, I have been fine with a little repellent and a campfire.

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K’esugi Ken Campground

I headed back to mile 135 on the Parks Highway and stayed at K’esugi Ken campground. This is a new campground and a nice spot to stay. Most of the sites are secluded – the trees block your view of Denali from your site (except tent site 4), but there are some short trails to enjoy the view. The night was a bit overcast with some rain. Waking up early, I took a hike to the top of the mountain … Read More

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Wasilla – Hatcher Pass

I spent the night with my cousin in Wasilla. The deep fried halibut with homemade tarter sauce was even better than I had in Seward. We came up with a game plan for the rest of the trip. I started off from Wasilla taking the Hatcher Pass – a dirt road from the top was a great ride.

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The Silver Salmon Derby

This week is Seward’s Silver Salmon Derby. I tried my hand at fishing and caught a nice King Salmon. As I hadn’t purchased a King Salmon stamp on my fishing permit, the King is back in the bay.

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