Almost to Alaska….June/July 2022

In February, 2022, Giselle and I were looking at doing another extended ride, this time further north than we had ever been.  We had already experienced all the roads south of HWY 16 from Prince Rupert over to the Alberta border and didn’t really want to ride them again.  I thought ALASKA!  Well, I didn’t really have enough time off for that, but we compromised and planned a route into northern BC that skipped a lot of the roads we had already been on and included a stop in Hyder, Alaska.

We invited our good friends Doug and Cathy Wilkins who rode with us last summer on our Vancouver Island ride.  They accepted the challenge, so we started making plans.  We started by booking a ferry ride from Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert and planned our adventure from there.

We figured it would take 10 days including the 16 hour ferry ride up to Prince Rupert.  Our dates coincided with a ride planned by the GWRRA North West Coast District – the Gypsy Ride.  Our plan was to meet up with them in Dawson Creek and ride the final 2 days with the group. 

These are my stories: (still in development so stay tuned for more as I create them)

Nanaimo to Port Hardy (8/6/2022) - Day one of our 2022 adventure started out with an early morning ferry ride from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo.  We picked up Doug and Cathy in Tsawwassen and we were on our way!  We stuck to the east coast of Vancouver… Read More ...
Ferry Ride (8/6/2022) - Day 2 of our 2022 adventure consisted of 16 hours aboard the BC Ferry's Northern Expedition.  We booked a cabin and paid extra for the lounge seats.  It was an excellent choice, despite the cost. The loading procedure was not… Read More ...
Prince Rupert To Stewart (8/7/2022) - Day three of our ride started out just after midnight when we unloaded from the ferry in pouring rain and headed to our motel - The Moby Dick Inn.  Luckily for us, they had a few spots of covered parking… Read More ...
Stewart to Dease Lake (8/7/2022) - Day four started out like day three - pouring rain and miserable.  We had coffee, packed up and decided to have breakfast somewhere along the way. It rained off and on most of the day...  We made it out to… Read More ...
Dease Lake to Liard Hotsprings… NOT QUITE! (8/7/2022) - Day five of our journey started out like day 3 and 4 - raining and cold.  We packed up and had a breakfast made from food and snacks we purchased the day before at the local grocery store.  We then… Read More ...
Catch Up Day to Fort Nelson (8/7/2022) - Our 6th day of adventure started out with me going to Manitoulin Transport in Watson Lake to pick up an alternator that was shipped down from Whitehorse by Lee Stevens, the Yukon Chapter Director.  I grabbed the part then rode… Read More ...