Potential delay – alas. And more of the itinerary

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series 2015: Alaska or Bust

There’s a pretty good chance I’m already behind schedule, and I haven’t even left yet!

I got a recall notice for the bike, and it’s a fairly significant repair. The shop is able to squeeze me in on Tuesday morning, but it’ll probably take just long enough to make the rest of the day rather frantic if I try to get it all done for a Wednesday departure. Add in the weather we’ve been having down here in Houston, and I’m probably going to push my departure back to Thursday to avoid the forecasted thunderstorms on Wednesday. There looks to be the slightest of gaps in the storms on Thursday, so… we’ll see. I’m anxious to hit the road, but I’d rather not start a 3 month trip off dodging Zeus’ wrath.

Here’s the next few stages of the itinerary…

stage4Stage 4
Glacier National Park to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Camping near: Balfour, BC, Can; Jasper, ALB, Can; Charlie Lake, BC, Can; Watson Lake, YUK, Can; Carmacks, YUK, Can; Dawson City, YUK, Can.
Est. Miles: 2407
Est. Saddle Time: 54 hours

 

stage5Stage 5
Dawson City to Fairbanks, AK
Camping near: Tok, AK; Fairbanks, AK
Est. Miles: 502
Est. Saddle Time: 13 Hours

 

stage6Stage 6
Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, AK
Camping near Coldfoot, AK
Grabbing a hotel (probably) in Prudhoe Bay. Options are a bit limited, and can’t make reservations more than 10 days in advance. I’ll figure it out in Fairbanks.
Est. Miles: 502
Est. Saddle Time: 12 hours

More later… time to work on packing and stuff.

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3 thoughts on “Potential delay – alas. And more of the itinerary

  1. Make it happen! My folks did a 7 day cruise out of… Seward, I think. Then they spent another 5-7 days in a rental cruising around the areas near Anchorage and Fairbanks.

    • I’m hoping we can go next year. Jay and his bro want to do some sort of extreme skiing thing there on a helicopter, and my SIL wants to go see the sights as well. I think we can drop the boys off at their crazy wilderness ski destination and then her and I can go look at the whales. 😀

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