As far as Epic Journeys go, this one could not have been more awesome! Not just because of the extraordinary sights, and the wonderful people met along the way, but also for the sheer distances we covered!
Here are some of our stats: Total miles traveled on the ground: 11200
1046 by car in Alaska
410 on motorcycles in Alaska
9584 on motorcycles in lower 48
40 miles on ATVs in Alaska
120 Miles on a bus in Denali National Park
In comparison: the distance from Virginia to California is 2600 miles!
Alaska is the largest state, and although we drove 1000 miles, we barely saw any of it! East to west, it is 2,400 miles; north to south, 1,420 miles. Texas is 773 miles East to West and 802 miles north to South. I drove about 850 miles inside Texas!
For my Caribean people’s: The Dominican Republic is just 242 miles from East to West and Puerto Rico is only 111 miles East to West! Did you know? There are only about 62 miles separating the earth from space!
Total Flights 4 and cost per person Seattle to Fairbanks $151 round trip
Flight over Denali - 70 minutes! $400
Anchorage to Fairbanks $155
Gas burned: Premium Gasoline for 1 motorcycle at 41.1 miles per Gallon = 243.2 gal at an average $3.69/gal = $897.40 NOT BAD!!!
Motorcycle Rental Alaska = $220 per bike/day
Car Rental Alaska = $65/day
Lodging Alaska = $2100 VRBO and Hotel
Lodging across lower 48 inUS = A lot! Costs varied from $23 a night at KOAs, to $140-$200 a night for some Hotels. Average cost $85 a night For the trip.
Total cost of this trip? Priceless! Would I do it again? Heck yeah!