Me and my buddies are already thinking about(if this seems absurd, we think so as well) the summer after our graduation in 2006(from high school).
We've settled on pretty much a trip to Alaska and then diversions from there.
I was wondering what information you guys might provide or experience(and/or stories) regarding such a trip.
Regarding the Barrow, AK mention: Yes, I know there are no "official roads" that lead to Barrow. I am, however, after a great deal of research, convinced that with my Wrangler Rubicon(very off-road equipped) and a bit of finesse in driving, I could get there from some point off of the Dalton highway. We plan to drive the Dalton as well.
I've done tons of research on Alaska and bought the Milepost guide for driving the Alaska highway and inside of Alaska.
From Alaska we are thinking about driving to Whitehorse and/or Yellowknife in Canada, perhaps then across Canada to New York, and back down to Texas. If time wouldn't allow that last bit, then to Whitehorse/Yellowknife and back down on some different route to Texas
Total time, perhaps a month and a half. We'd really compress the time for that first leg of the trip TO the Alaska highway, and I figure that, driving perhaps 12-13 hours a day for this first leg to Canada, we could make it to Calgary within 5 or 6 days.
Hmmm any thoughts?