Sunday, May 17, 2015

Biking in Denali

At the top of Sable Pass
I had an incredibly beautiful weekend biking in Denali National Park. Right now the road is open to Teklanika (mile 29) for private vehicles and the buses don't start running until May 20. My cousin, a couple of friends, and I parked at Teklanika and biked out and back. It was perfectly clear, but very windy. We had a headwind on the way out and the going was tough, but on the way back it was a fantastic ride! Three of us made it just over Sable Pass (10 miles) to a nice view of Denali and took a little nap in the sunshine. The other two made it almost to Polychrome Pass (19 miles), but were turned around by a sow and cub on the road.

I didn't see any wildlife larger than a rabbit while biking, but on the drive back to the campground we saw three reindeer and a grizzly sow and cub.

I can't wait to do this again next year. I just wonder if there isn't any way but down with the weather though!

There were lots of other bikers out

Heading up Sable Pass

Just over Sable Pass with Denali in the background

Coming down Sable Pass

A practicing bus and driver passing in Sable Pass

A grizzly sow and cub on Savage River

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