Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Leaving Soon...

The day of departure is approaching. It's crazy to think that we'll be boarding a plane to Alaska this Friday. We've spent the last couple weeks cleaning up from the school year and prepping for the trip.
It's been nice to have some time to relax and get in shape. 
We've been biking, hiking, and determining answers to last minute questions such as, "What are we supposed to do if a Grizzly Bear wakes us up scratching at our tent?" "What exactly is the weather like in Deadhorse right now?" (Yes- it's predicted to possibly snow tomorrow) and "How exactly was all this stuff supposed to fit in my bags and not rupture the back tire of my bike?"

Current top 3 goals for Alaska:
1) See a Great Gray Owl
2) Survive any Grizzly/Polar Bear encounters
Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)3) Don't become frozen to our bikes

Thanks to all of you who have already expressed interest in following our travels.  We will update our blog as much as cell service and internet ability allow.  Even if we can't post, we will faithfully track our progress with the spot GPS you can see on our map page. 

P.S. If you have any recommendations for books to read about Alaska or the Canadian far north, please let us know! We are always looking for ways to learn more about the areas we'll be biking through. 

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