I just returned from Alaska/Canada last week.
I prefer the Cassiar over the Alaska Hwy. However, if you have not been on either one, then either one offers plenty to see.
I have traveled the Cassiar the 3rd time now since 2007. It is in it's best shape I've seen so far. There were only two constructions between km 500 and 650. One construction site is 5 miles long the second was 3 miles long. All firmly packed dirt with some gravel. Nothing challenging. I rode it two-up.
Definitely take the Detour via Dawson City, YT. IMO, it is well worth it. The US side is firmly packed dirt. The Canadian side is a mix of paved with long sections of small size gravel. This year was definitely more gravel on the Canadian side than in 2008. But, ride-able without problem. Again, I did it two-up on a GS and I'm by no stretch an off-road expert...
Top of the World / Dawson City
Enjoy, it is a awesome ride
"Hey, ...I'm just ridin' shotgun"
Last edited by T.REX63; 13 Jul 2010 at 01:13.