Iv never been to that bus. I Like the book and movie of it too. But you can only get in there for a little while each summer and like the movie and book you really can get stuck in there easy. The river can change in 15 mins and you'd be screwed haha. And its a pretty long hike from what I understand. Now that I have the bike I plan on seeing a lot more things this summer since I wont be getting 10 MPG in the truck. Those trips can drain a bank account quick with just fuel. I also havnt done much camping in a tent since we got a cabin and a 5th wheel for travling. So this summer should be all around great. Pack a tent and a little food and beverages haha and go out for a whole weekend. Thing i love about my bike already is I have it set up with a single seat and no tour pack, But in 5 mins I can have one of my three seats on and tour pack on and ready to go. Just to tease all you 48'ers One trip I already have planned is to take off from my house head up to fairbanks (right where denali parks at) camp for the night with some friends, Then wake up the next day and take the opposite way back south to valdez and camp there for a night and then ride home sunday. Be all over the north end of alaska and back home for a good nights sleep for work on monday. We really have it made up here. Also I want to go explore around the south end of alaska. Kodiak hains the to the capitol that really shouldn't be our capitol then head back home.Should be a great summer on the bagger. This is the whole reason I bought a bagger at 22. Seemed like the best choice for me.