Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Mid-July this year I met a father and son who'd ridden their Honda sport bikes from Massachusetts to Alaska and back here to Washington State, then to the southeast states, finally heading home. They said that they had rain, fog, low clouds almost all the way. The only time they had clear skies for sightseeing were the few days they were stuck in cities for bike repairs. And the sightseeing in Alaska on a clear day is spectacular!
As late in July as you can make it and August, if not September. I've made a lot of visits to coastal Alaska, and expect clouds, cold, and wet until mid-July at the earliest. Look at the latitude. Search out average temperatures and precipitation for towns along the way for various months. By all means have great rain gear and tent.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero