Biking Alaska- Anchorage to Homer

Jul 31st 2013 — Alaska,Anchorage to Homer to Skagway,Biking — 12:21 pm

We left the Anchorage airport around 11pm and headed south. Our late start resulted in a trip to Walmart for supplies that was particularly unpleasant even for Walmart. The ridiculous amount of light allowed us to then bike 15 miles outside of town and crash at an information hut after finding actual camping to be lacking.

Our first full day involved windy miles around Turnagain arm. We ened up camping at Upper Summit Lake. Our second full day started out with the only stretch of road with zero shoulder at Cooper Landing, and ended with an excellent camp spot at Johnson Lake where a moose hung out for a while.

The third day was a bit shorter and brought us into Homer. The weather had been overcast and none-too-warm. Fortunately we managed to avoid biking in the rain. That would come later.

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2 Comments »

  1. Sweet pics, as ever.

    Questions:

    – Did you have to wait for those awesome trains to come to start biking and stage that pic? Or did that scene just happen all epic-style?
    – Did the RV people mind that you took the campsite they paid for?
    – Does Busy not like 2-mile downhills?

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    Comment by Reba — August 4, 2013 @ 10:28 am
  2. 1) That train was totally stationary and in a parking lot we were biking through. TOTES EPIC.

    2) We grabbed that campsite and the RV dude camp up later and said he would pay for it if he could leave his RV there and come back on the 4th of July. Totally legit.

    3) BUSY IS A MAN OF GREAT MYSTERY.

    4) You are welcome!!

    Comment by Michael Sulock — August 5, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

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