Thursday, May 10, 2012

Biking the Denali Park Road

My scientist son Peter lives and works in Fairbanks, Alaska. This past weekend, he took his Hummer out for a spin with some of his friends. Here's Peter's quick note:

Some friends and I biked the Denali Park road this weekend. They let bikes on while they are still working on plowing it for the tourist buses. It's a much nicer ride when you don't have to deal with bus traffic. It was a good year for wild life. I saw a golden eagle, sheep, caribou and grizzly bears. Very cool! My friend sent me some pictures off her camera, including some good shots of one of the bears we saw (In a steep canyon below the road, close enough for good photos but still safe). The other bears we saw were moving along a ridge line very far away. Thankfully, we did not run into the one that had been hanging out on top of one of the mountain passes near the road. 

Thanks to Peter's friend Vanessa Stevens for her kind permission to share some of her pictures here.

Keep 'em rolling,

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA
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