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    Bikepacking Denali

    This was my first big ride. Trained for a bit in the time leading up to it, which was a big deal considering I'm an overweight guy. It was 85 miles with a bit of elevation and some hiking (in mtb shoes) and camping involved. Got some sun and lost 7 lbs in two days!Bikepacking Denali-375664_10151626701289398_436416146_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-548306_10151626707504398_578065630_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-553987_10151626751734398_809439595_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-995937_10151626691609398_412452180_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-1000899_10151626705899398_978588747_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-1001904_10151626693189398_1110594350_n.jpg

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    sweet

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    Nice stuff. Way to get out and about.
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Need Moar Pikchurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolishExperiment View Post
    Need Moar Pikchurs.
    Agreed!

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    Thanks guys. All I had was a camera phone so I didn't get many good pictures. Also I couldn't get good shots of the bears, moose or caribou.Bikepacking Denali-60387_10151626709219398_189264361_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-531788_10151626702869398_1290582132_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-1010861_10151626789009398_921810695_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-1016794_10151626703694398_1245961657_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-1016821_10151626702089398_1073874606_n.jpgBikepacking Denali-1044512_10151626699804398_1194904742_n.jpg

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Are you allowed to take bikes off the main road? It looks like it. Also, what route did you take? Any GPS info? I'm just curious because I was in Denali a couple of years ago (backpacking though).

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    Bikes have to be ridden on the main road, but have to be stashed off the road when camping. The same backcountry camping rules apply for bike-packing (camp site not visible from the road), which made things really difficult. We pushed our bikes in as far as the terrain would allow when looking for a spot to camp. Then we unloaded and carried our gear in. We really weren't prepared for how difficult it would be backcountry hiking in bike shoes carrying panniers. The shoes weren't as much as an issue as carrying the load. If we do it again we'll carry some packable daypacks to haul our gear off-bike. As for route, we took the camper bus in to Wonder Lake and rode out. We camped near Wonder Lake the first night. We rode about halfway up Polychrome and camped on the first day, then packed up and finished the ride on the next day. Sadly no GPS info.

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    Interesting pics and story
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    Outstanding!

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    Man, that`s some cool scenery
    Thanks for posting up!
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    Pretty cool. marking this because Imight do this trip.

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    Very cool.

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    That looks like some incredible country to be tooling around in on a bike. Nice ride, and thanks for the report 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskadude View Post
    Pretty cool. marking this because Imight do this trip.
    You definitely should, it's a beautiful ride and a great way to see the park without all the tourists. Some people recommend riding at night, since the buses don't run and it's sunny out anyway, but I preferred to ride during the day in case we had any issues and needed to flag down help.
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