Thanks to the generous hospitality of Heidi and David Baines and their delightful children, BikerBuck had a marvelous 3-day weekend in Anchorage and managed to slip in a beautiful 33- miler with Honolulu pals Dwight and Elizabeth Lowrey on a spectacular Saturday one week ago.
|We rode out-and-back from Alyeska Resort near Girdwood to Indian on a beautiful multi-use path beside the dramatic Turnagain Arm. A bit chilly in the morning, clear and sunny all day.|
|Wide variety of scenes along the way.|
|Breathtaking vistas in all directions. There were pull-offs every mile or so with interesting historical markers and botanical facts, plus frequent telescope mounts for a close up look at glaciers and geological features in the area.|
|Lupins add a colorful accent to the lush carpet along the way.|
|Turnagain Arm's bore tide is the second highest in North America, leaving epic mud flats exposed for as far as the eye can see. More: http://www.alaskascenes.com/turnagain.html|
|The return ride back to Alyeaska brought warmth and new vistas making the out-and-back route a unique experience for the entire 52.8km ride.|