Recently I have ridden at Government Peak Rec Area, Jim Creek, Matanuska Lake State Park, South Fork of Campbell Creek, and twice on Eagle River. Today was my biggest ride yet and I really wasn't planning on it. I took off from home and headed up the frozen Eagle River. I followed some older bike tracks and newer ski tracks. I was only planning on a hour or so of riding but my ambition got the better of me. I just kept thinking "maybe a little father" and "I wonder what's around the next corner". Well, I will tell you what is around the next corner, more river! Eventually I came across some fresher bike tracks, someone who had come down the river from somewhere else. I started wondering where they had started, and after I checked my map I set my goal of reaching the next river access point. My little ride turned into a 17 miles and three hours. I felt spent but accomplished. What a treat it is to access the Chugach State Park from my front door. Riding on the river is perfect for my fat bike and great exercise in a beautiful place. Maybe next time I will try to ride all the way to the Eagle River Nature Center! Who's in?
|My bike at Government Peak Rec. Area|
|Molly riding on Eagle River|
|Jim Lake looking towards the Kink Glacier|
|My friend Russ riding on a lake at Matanuska Lake State Park|
|Frozen Eagle River|
|Arriving home from my 17 mile ride on Eagle River|