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Arctic Ocean 2009

The Mission – Ride from Seattle to the Arctic Ocean (Dempster Highway) using as many dirt roads as possible

On the southbound journey

The Statistics

  • 22 days
  • 5,184 total miles
  • 1,180 nautical miles
  • 1,500 miles ridden on dirt
  • 2,300 miles ridden on tarmac
  • 204 miles flown

Seattle to the Arctic Ocean Rout

The Route

North

  • Seattle to Bellingham on Highway 9
  • Bellingham to Skagway, Alaska on the Alaskan Ferry
  • Skagway to Dawson City, Canada on the Klondike Highway (Hwy 2)
  • Dawson City to Inuvik on the Dempster Highway (Hwy 8)
  • Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk via small plane

South

  • Inuvik to Dawson City on the Dempster Highway (Hwy 8)
  • Dawson City to Carmacks on the Klondike Highway (Hwy 2)
  • Carmacks to Watson Lake on the Campbell Highway (Hwy 4)
  • Watson Lake to Terrace on the Cassiar Highway (Hwy 37)
  • Terrace to Prince George on the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16)
  • Prince George to Hope on Highway 97 with a long stop in Spences Bridge
  • Hope to Seattle via Highways 1, 9, 405, and 90