Two friends, Stuart Philkill and Sebastiaan de With, are two friends who share twin hobbies: photography and motorcycles. The two went on the trip of a lifetime, going from San Francisco, California, to Anchorage, Alaska and documenting the entire process.
At the far end of their journey, here’s the Arctic northernmost region of Alaska, 5,000 miles away from home.
Departing San Francisco with a Kawasaki KLR650 and a Ducati GT1000.
... and quickly got into Oregon.
Crater Lake, Oregon. The deepest lake in the United States.
Staying with friends in Portland, Oregon.
Taking a ferry in Washington State with the other Washington bikers.
Making friends at Olympic National Park in Washington.
At one of the highest places in Washington, Hurricane Ridge.
Canada off in the distance.
Dancing in the city. It’s the last bit of civilization for the rest of the journey.
Setting up camp in the last light of the day in British Columbia.
Camping in a cow pasture.
A glacier just south of the Yukon.
Long sunsets in boreal forests just before the tundra.
Going through the White Pass, a notable stretch from the Klondike Gold Rush through the Alaskan town of Skagway.
Gorgeous rainbows in the Yukon.
Crossing the Yukon River by way of the 24-hour ferry.
The roads turned to mud out in this remote northern environment.
Gorgeous southern Alaskan vastness.
Denali National Park view at 1:00 a.m.
The Dalton Highway is known as the most dangerous highway in the country. There’s one gas station in 500 miles. The road takes several lives every year due to the road conditions and remoteness.
At the sign delineating the Arctic Circle.
Bog grass is the only vegetation to survive up here. The road kicks up dust and fog.
Riding back south toward San Francisco the next day.
An amazing cloud formation.
Gorgeous Canadian terrain.
Incredible scenery peeking through on a dreary day.
The journey was a total of 11,000 miles from home to the end fo the road.
Crossing back the Golden Gate Bridge to home in San Francisco.