The last few summers I have vicariously followed a few of hikers on their Appalachian Trail through-hikes, via http://www.trailjournals.com. It’s fun to get an update each day of their progress, although hit or miss in finding one who reads like a good adventure novel. Start off following several, then pare it down to the few that hold your interest.
This year I have discovered this blog to keep me company: Alaska 2010, with its catchy sub title “Steve’s Trip to Alaska 2010”. Follow Steve as he e-journals and snapshoots his way to Alaska from Seattle on a V-Strom DL650. It’s not Jack London or Pirsig, but lots of pretty pictures. And no sponsors, support trucks, comped German bikes, or b-list celebrity riding buddies (although Long Way Round is a must-own favorite). It’s just Alaska on a V-Strom. What more could you want?
Thanks to The ATGATT Rat for the find.