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    Good job! Hot and dusty in Alaska

    Well, as dusty as a moss-enshrouded rainforest can get, anyway.

    Climbing to the start of the trail:



    Snaking through the alders:



    Dan, the Turner virgin, does my 5-Spot proud:





    Cruising through the bear berries:



    Felix pilots the 6.6 craftily:



    It ain't all downhill:



    But it is largely downhill :



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    Looks warm and cozy up there.
    I dig the panning shots.
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    Nice!

    Great pics! Good to see you around again. I thought I was the only one sporting the DP25's with the disco yellow stickers I forgot you had them.

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    I love how lush it is here in the summers. The trail surface is this wonderful bed of firm soil, moss, and pine needle litter. The trails are about 8" wide, and the vegetation lets you know who really runs the place. Fantastic.

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    Very nice. How long is that particular trail?

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    It's a network of trails, and talking about mileage doesn't make much sense because they are either very slow (uphill) or reasonably fast (downhill). We rode for a bit over an hour that day. I think if you did all the loops and variations of singletrack, and you were a fit, fast rider, it would take a number of hours.

    Today was less hot and less dusty, but still fun. Barny in the tundra:





    Hitting treeline:



    Erinfish and Barny exiting the spruce tunnel:





    Down low, the jungle closes in:



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    What is "hot" up there? 70 degrees? I remember visiting some friends in Crested Butte. I came from 101 degrees in Denver. They're all laying around with their tongues hanging out. It felt cool to me. "Freakin' heat" they all cried. I think it was 80.
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    Awesome...

    ...pics as always, Philip.

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    Good to see that you still posting great pixs!!
    Looks like a perfect temp for a ride.

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    Today was hot and dusty. No kidding this time. Whew!

    Grinding up the road climb. Every ride starts near sea level.





    The start of the first lap off the top:









    Then we climbed back to the top and headed down the opposite side:



    Rockin' the cranberries below Kodiak's new windmills:



    We haven't ridden this trail yet this summer and the vegetation has totally taken over. It was hard to tell where the trail was at times. I will need to walk the whole thing with my weed eater.





    Finally, we break into a patch of tundra. The bear berries and dwarf dogwood are going off.



    This was Dan's first time on a 29er (my Sultan). He loved it. The 'Niner Borg can chalk up another assimilation.









    The trail was seriously hard to see some of the time:



    A quick hop down the road cut and then a short spin on pavement back into town:



    A most excellent time was had by all.

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    Great pictures! Don't get too many from Alaska...always nice to see them.

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