The next day was possibly the most epic of our entire trip. We started off on Helendale Road, finally off the main highway. Unfortunately, our road of choice had been paved many, many years ago and was now filled with pits, rocks, and sand.
|That Terrible Road, Helendale In the Distance|
That night and the next day we spent resting at a friend's house next to Baldwin Lake and today we made the final bike ride over Onynx Summit, back to our home in the mountains. It was a picture perfect day, and the ride was a piece of cake compared to the rest of our trip. As we rolled in, our friends gave us a round of applause and some hugs- a much appreciated welcome home.
Our one week journey contained more surprises and challenges than either of us could have expected, and I'm glad it did. What a glorious adventure it was. I feel much better prepared, both mentally and physically for our trip. Who knows what awaits us in Alaska.