Monday, June 13, 2011

heading back to the beach

Once again I find myself with a bike box, looking at a pile of food and gear and a print out of my boarding pass to Yakutat. It's Roman's fault, he got a fat bike and proposed doing the southern route version of the trip Dylan and I did 3 summers ago. I had long thought of going back to Yakutat and pointing the tires south, one email is all it took so now that's what we are doing. The interesting thing is that there are 5 of us. Me, Dylan, Roman and from Colorado Mike and Doom. It's a fat tire wilderness bike packrafting gagglefest!!

should be awesome beach for at least half of it, then marginal, then tons of boating as we leave the outer coast and cross Glacier Bay.
Hope the weather cooperates.

I thought about doing a cool gear post of all the crap I've put together the last few days (frame bag drybag system, seam taped goretex paddling pants, modified rain jacket, new gaiters. It's been refreshing to actually be working on my own gear after not making anything for myself in like a year and a half.

But screw it, I'm not all that into geekery at the moment. been more into this.


coastkid said...

Cant wait to read,see pics, (film?) of this trip Eric!

Toni Lund said...

This is so cool! I've been watching the Lost Coast Trailer a couple of times in awe. Wishing you an epic adventure!

samh said...

A trip consisting of cyclists, paddlers, and bloggers. Should provide lots of good eye candy and reading afterward!

Yeti said...

I'm looking forward to the awesome trip reports that will result from this.

Kid Riemer said...

Fantastico! Safe travels!

karen said...

Safe travels, can't wait to hear & see all about it