Heading into a very rainy Atigun Pass, Summer 2011. We left for 44 days last year on June 29th. A part of me feels a little sad that we are not leaving this year for a similar trip. We would go back to Alaska in a heart beat and one day will return…some reflective pictures to remind us of the rain we battled!
This is a really good slide show of Homer Spit. We saw all of it and now I am motivated to get the Homer Spit pics off my travel PC and get them on my Mac….enjoy your tour of the SPIT…it is seriously a place to visit if you are going to head up to Alaska.
Take a trip to the Homer Spit in this slideshow. The Spit is a great place for kiteboarding, fishing, jogging, beach combing, and camping.
My deep thoughts about the SPIT! from summer 2011
Once again thanks Gary from AK for this great idea for a posting. It’s that time of year when many of you will be heading up to Alaska for your own adventure. This time last year we were planning our own Northern excursion. So, we are envious of those who will be making this trip. The Dalton Highway is a MUST ride and getting yourself to Deadhorse in one piece would be the goal. Here is a great web site which has all the information you will need to learn about the Dalton and it’s services or should I say lack of services. Bring extra gas and enjoy this unpredictable yet beautiful highway!
I have also included some previous posts of ours that shows you where we stayed and a place where you can change your tires or oil!
If anyone has questions about this road and what you might experience please feel free to post in the comments. Continue reading
This is our favorite post…please watch and see what two ADV riders who housed us and took care of us while we were in Anchorage, AK summer 2011. We just got the BEST gift ever in the mail…probably one of the most thoughtful gifts to be honest! Thanks guys you rock!
I love this video of Ray after riding all the way from Deadhorse to Fairbanks. Ray Jardine is an amazing man…just Google his name. Ray was a great riding partner for the 800 KM we did on July 16th, 2011. we went through rain, sludge, mud and as predicted by Cheryl the sun came out once we hit the Yukon River Crossing.
I recorded this video as we pulled over to clean our shields just about 90KM outside Fairbanks. In any case….I really like raw video…just a spontaneous discussion by all of us as to how the day went. And…what a day that was…one we will never forget!
Yeah this hotel is expensive at $110 per person but there are not many choices in Deadhorse. PLUS, you get to eat 24 hrs a day in their really good cafeteria. So, for the money you get WIFI, a very clean room and facility, clean showers & bathrooms, polite locals, wear your booties to help housekeeping and all is good.
Much nicer and cheaper than Coldfoot! You should remember this place if you are going to ride the Dalton! We promised the owners of this lodge we would post a review on Trip Adviser and I finally got around to doing just that…the review was just approved.
We rode our motorcycles up the Dalton Highway this summer, 2011 and were told about this Lodge by some fellow ADV riders. Much better than the Coldfoot accommodations and half the price. Only about 13 miles north of Coldfoot and 3 miles off the Dalton and you get a wonderful host family, clean facilities and just a nice place to stay warm for the night en-route to Deadhorse. Don’t expect cook meals but the main Lodge has some canned goods and staple foods for you to buy. Coldfoot is not far away if yo must have someone cook for you.
We had a beer here of course when on the Spit….great video about the history of this landmark. Be sure to watch….we just LOVED Alaska!
My Deep Homer Spit thoughts
Homer Spit Bald Eagle
see Homer Spit Camping & more Eagles
Another great production from a very talented group who actually rides!
Thanks to Richard M. Fellow Blogger for pointing me to this site.
There are more videos on the web site…just wanted to give you a taste. Continue reading
THE TAKE OFF & LANDING, WATCH THE END.
Brilliant ride! Curbsyde Productions. I follow these guys when I can…top notch videos and of course unbelievable rides.
My dream job!
Two things we did not see while traveling this summer, the dark and Aurora Borealis. Just another thing to add to the bucket list.