Possible 2017 adventures – British Columbia & Baja
I’ve started sketching out a ride around British Columbia for the summer. Heading east from Seattle towards Banff, Alberta and then following the Canadian Rocky Mountains north to the border town of Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, the turn-around point. Turning south and riding into Prince Rupert, where the ferry awaits to take the bike down the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island, just like in 2016.
The route takes me through Dawson Creek, where the Alaska Highway starts its northern journey, as well as Watson Lake, home to the famous Sign Post Forest (photo source).
I’m still exploring route options, especially getting to the Banff National Park. I picked a route north out of Grand Forks, through Nelson and on to Revelstoke on a whimsy and should look at other options.
Here’s a fun video from MotoGeo which captures some of the landscape in British Columbia and Yukon Territory. Note: I saw many familiar sites on his detour to Hyder, Alaska 🙂
A second possible ride for 2017, following the international theme, is a trip down the Baja to Cabo San Lucas.
This would require more research, but the route is paved. I think about the Baja because a friend has ordered a new 1200 GSA and is interested in riding down south.
What are the roads like?
Update: My next motorcycle
As I haven’t yet had an opportunity to test ride a K1600 GT, and the year-end sale on the 2016 model had ended, I’ll likely continue to ride my RT through 2017.
Besides test riding the K1600 GT, I would like to swing my leg around a few adventure-oriented bikes during 2017, including the Honda Africa Twin. Adventure riding may be in my future – not certain.
Keith, Think about doing Nelson to Kaslo to New Denver to Nakusp then go up and cross the ferry to Revelstoke, then on to Banff. Al