Take care of the machine and it will take care of you! Bringing a small bag of bike tools (not pictured are two extra spokes), just in case. The bike is a stripped down single-speed, so there’s not a lot that can go wrong. The multi-tool is super helpful in taking off pedals, adjusting (or […]
The upcoming bike/packraft trip along Alaska’s Lost Coast is full of planning. One of the ticket items is what to bring for First-Aid. The kit I’m bringing is fairly spartan and suited for small injuries in the field. PERSONAL FIRST-AID KIT + UTENSILS. (24) Advil/Ibuprofin Cephalexin antibiotic AquaMira water purification Crazy glue (2) Band-Aid Blister […]
The Camera and Video equipment I’ll be taking along the Lost Coast from Yakutat to Juneau, Alaska is minimal. I’d like to bring more gear, but it’s bulky, adds weight and I feel I’ll be able to accomplish a lot with this tiny arsenal of essentials. The Canon 5D Mark ll is the body of […]
Here’s a list of gear I’ll be taking on the Lost Coast Bike/Packraft trip from Yakutat to Juneau, Alaska. The key to packing for any backcountry trip, is bringing only what’s necessary with little excess. Each piece of equipment must be utilitarian, and if possible, multi-functional. It’s fun to plan and put together a gear […]
Lost Coast route from Yakutat to Juneau. The USGS topo maps are Yakutat, Mt. Fairweather and Juneau. The scale is 1: 250000 and the magnetic variation/declination (the difference between true north and magnetic north) is around 29 degrees East.
In about a month, I’ll be meeting up with a companion for an adventure in Alaska. We’ll be using fat-tired bikes and small, inflatable rafts to travel the coastline (known as the Lost Coast) from Yakutat to Juneau. The seam of coastline is about 350 miles long and sandwiched between the moody Gulf of Alaska […]
Bridger Canyon is famous for winter’s Cold Smoke that arrives at Bridger Bowl ski resort and surrounding mountains. When the snow melts, the highways need to be cleaned up. TitanStraps sponsors a 2-mile section near BattleRidge. Woodsy Owl would be proud! Saturday we filled up several large trash bags with litter and left the section […]