Kodiak Beach Riding
Just got back from a week trip to Kodiak, we took the Kennicott ferry down from Whittier loaded with a truck, bikes, dogs, and camping gear. Rocked and rolled across the Gulf with (so they said) 32 foot seas and 50 knot winds, listening to the sound of the props coming out of the water all night
But the morning dawned sunny as we cruised into Kodiak and headed down the coast to the Pasagshak area. The surf was still very high from the previous night's storm.
Pasagshak sea foam.JPG
We found a great place to camp overlooking the beach and set out to do some riding. I was on my Fatbike with 3.7 inch tires and my brother made a trial effort with 2.1"s which didn't work so great.
3.7 vs 2.1.JPG
Low tide was the best riding, the sand was fairly well packed near the low tide line but loose and slow going toward the high tide line. At low tide it was easy to ride below the sea cliffs and rocks but we had to be careful to watch the tide so as not to get stranded below some gnarly cliffs and become shark food.
Mark and Charley riding2.JPG
Had three days of great weather and enjoyed the beach riding and sea camping scene, then took my brother's 26 foot sailboat out to Spruce Island but that's another story. Anyway, great trip.
Mark and Charley.JPG
Here's a few more misc. pics from the trip.
Wu-Tang Academy Alumni
Nice post Mark.
What no pics of you and Charlie body surfing?
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Looks like a good trip. I really like that shot of the nice floaty fat bike track next to the sinky narrow track with foot prints, that's just great.
I wanna say I'm sorry for stuff I haven't done yet, things will shortly get completely out of hand --T.M.G.
I can almost hear the surf looking at your photos.
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Nice photos, Mark, thanks!
Yup, that pic is classic.
Originally Posted by Adam
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Wow, very nice pics Wildfire.
Hey , was this summer a lot cooler and wetter than last Summer ?
Last edited by CrystalBay; 09-30-2006 at 03:53 AM.
Glad you liked the pics, was fortunate to get some nice sunny days in Kodiak, but was also treated to the usual Kodiak liquid sunshine during the last half of the trip. This summer has definately been wetter and cooler then normal, we had big floods here in the valley in August. Global warming appears to have taken this summer off. But as yet no frost here, the flowers and veggie garden are still going strong. Lots of new snow on the mountains yesterday so winter shouldn't be far away.
Originally Posted by CrystalBay
Hey Bones, I think if I'd gone body surfing in that surf that's exactly what would have washed up on the beach.
Cool shots. Looks like a great ride. Gotta love the Endo's!
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