Destination AK / YK / BC - 2010 - Chapter 5
Chapter 5 - Homer to Tok
Time to head back towards Canada. After a great stay in Homer with one of us university mate, we crossed a good section of Alaska, not without enjoying the Kenai peninsula and the Seward highway. There are not so many roads in Alaska anyway, we might as well hit almost all of them. In the end, only the ride to Valdez was missed. I would expect the same kind of road as towards Seward.
Seward by the way, is the terminus destination for the one way Alaska cruises out of Alaska. From there tourists board buses to Anchorage and the flight home. This is good, because this was by far the most exciting scenery of that corner of Alaska. Police presence also increased drastically.
This was also the only section of road where we encountered a serious amount of Sport Bikes. Let's say that the 'turn again arm' is our local Howe sound and Sea to Sky highway, minus the curves.
So once again, Alaska riding is all about taking in the scenery, and not much in terms of exciting roads, there is California for that.
Augustine the lone volcano from Homer.
Lone moose in Kenai. .
One successful charter fishing party.
Is that a weird fish or what? But oh so good.
Alaska rail engine in Seward.
Nenuphar flowers above Seward.
More nenuphar above Seward.
Moose pass relic.
Last edited by Slug87; 03-27-2011 at 09:33 PM.
Originally Posted by Slug87
nice ride report; great photos; superb scenery.
that's a lenticular cloud (from the word for 'lens', for obvious reasons). they're quite common over mountains (particularly high, isolated peaks), especially in moist areas, like near the sea. the mountain lifts the moving air, it reaches dew point and a cloud condenses, then the air passes beyond the mountain and drops, warms, and the moisture evaporates again - presto: clear! there can be more than one layer, stacked one above the other. Seattlites get to see them all the time over Rainier. there are often VERY high winds at high altitudes associated with them, so mountaineers tend to take them as 'bad' signs...