McCarthy Days, Anchorage NightsDan | August 8, 2008
Hi Bike and Bear followers,
Aaron and I are currently in Anchorage, Alaska, well rested and feeling great. We met Pitt med’s own Will in Glennallen on the 2nd and he took us out to his and his sister’s hand-built cabins (bad-ass, huh?) in McCarthy Alaska. We spent several amazing days relaxing and exploring the beautiful wilderness of Wrangell National Park, a park so wild that you have to fly in to your backpacking destinations and bushwhack your own trail! We walked on glaciers, hiked, and took a plane ride and saw all the land from a mile high. Perhaps the best, however, was sitting on the porch, sipping a Red Stripe, reading and taking in the beautiful landscape.
Will’s sister’s cabin in the Wrangells
It was awesome to see Will in his natural Alaskan habitat. Cutting down trees, building houses, gutting fish - these were some of the man-tivities we participated in during our stay here. Many many thanks go out to Will and Thea for graciously putting us up for this week. It was so fun to see their life out here, which is incredibly rich and amazing.
Aaron brushes his teeth with little Noah
We’re about to leave Anchorage for the Kenai Peninsula. We’re planning a 3-day sea kayaking trip on the Kachemak Bay’s Sadie Cove, and will be hopefully out camping and cooking mussels on the beach by tomorrow night. When we get back we’re gonna post about the ride from Haines to our glorious (not really, and you’ll see why) finish in Glennallen.
Pittsburgh in a week!!!