Biking Alaska – To Denali National Park

Jul 31st 2013 — Alaska,Anchorage to Homer to Skagway,Biking — 11:35 pm

Two locals, Joe and Lisa, gave us a ride to a campground a bit north of Anchorage. They were extremely hospitable and had done some bike touring themselves. Lisa had just finished divinity school at Duke and started a job as the first woman Methodist pastor ever in Homer.

A wet evening and morning led to a mercifully dry day of biking up the tree-lined highway (with some sun eventually!) and a campsite beside Montana Creek. Davy’s knee had been hurting him and he was not optimistic about his ability to bike as much as he had planned.

The next day involved a similarly wooded day of biking. We were close to the tallest mountain in North America but couldn’t see it through the clouds. A mistake of pitching our tent at a wooded walk-in site led to the second-most buggy campsite of the entire tour. Evening rain forced a retreat to the tent for one of several competitive games of Oh Hell. One more day of biking and we would be at the entrance to Denali National Park.

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2 Comments »

  1. Wow can’t believe you got all those sick shots of Denali! I imagined a donut shop on top of it. Is that accurate?

    Comment by Reba — August 4, 2013 @ 10:31 am
  2. Yes

    Comment by Michael Sulock — August 5, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

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