, but of course it has nothing to do with the bike. He could have crossed by the same path with a snowmobile, ATV, truck, boat, hovercraft, or on foot... and been in the same situation.
The article says that Eagle AK and Dawson City YT are separated by 150 miles of nothing, but in reality they are only 118 km (70 miles) apart (straight line), and there is a summer road (the Top Of The World Highway
, which looks like a great summer adventure route) between them... with a Canada Border Services Agency border crossing
at Poker Creek AK - Little Gold Creek
YT. The Little Gold crossing would have been closed when this guy traveled down the Yukon River, and it would be far out the way for someone following the river anyway, but traveling a hundred kilometres into a foreign country before dropping by a government office - without even making a phone call in advance to see if this is okay - is just stupid.
Another example of how avoiding border crossing problems is mostly just a matter of not acting like an idiot.