Valdez

May 31st, 2008

Our time in Valdez with our friends was really great, and that speaks a lot for our friends considering the circumstances we ended up arriving under. Tragically, the week before we got there, a close friend of theirs committed suicide. The reason we were joined by Luke a week early, who we are floating Birch [...]

McCarthy and Wrangell-St Elias Part 2

May 27th, 2008

The bike ride we planned was to ride across the foot bridge and then out an old road to the Nizina River, which no longer has a bridge across it, but does have a nice view and the remains of the old railroad trestle. It was a fun ride, about 7 miles out and 7 [...]

McCarthy and Wrangell-St Elias Part 1

May 26th, 2008

Sightly hungover from the mead and Grey Goose extravaganza in Homer we got back on the road and headed for McCarthy. It was going to be a long day in the car so we planned to stop and mountain bike where the Resurrection Trail we rode a few days before would have come out.  However, [...]

Homer

May 23rd, 2008

The first thing we checked out in Homer was the “Spit”, the thin strip of land jutting out into Kachemak Bay which hosts the dock and tourist area of Homer. We saw some smaller halibut (”chicken” halibut) some sport fishermen had just brought in and watching a local guy teaching his daughter to fish land [...]