Saturday, July 11, 2009
Biking in the Yukon
I knew we were in for very desolate wilderness but I was surprised at how beautiful the landscape was. The dark green pines standing tall in front of the snow capped mountains were phenominal. It was just as pretty as Denali Park.
Along the way we saw many moose, a fox, wild horses and we even had a black bear cross the road right in front of us. Because we had to bike stretches of 400 miles without a town, we had to carry all of our food with us. We tended to free camp in the forest and a real shower was a luxury. Otherwise, in desparation we would wash up in a nearby ice cold lake.
We ran into 2 younger guys that are biking down to the tip of South America. They are raising money for Autism. We also met up with an English guy who started biking in Prudhoe Bay. We biked together for a few days. The additional company helped the miles go by faster and also increased our safety level.
We are in Whitehorse at this time and we're enjoying a day off of the bike in real civilization. Tomorrow we hit the road again.