The Final Slog

The Final Slog

Sep 06

The final 3 days of our Lost Coast trek weren’t on the coast at all actually. From the west side of Controller Bay we headed inland, through Softuk Lagoon and finally up the gigantic Copper River Delta. For the next 3 days we worked our way through marsh, thick brush and up the heavily braided Copper River.

By Cameron Lawson

Our campsite on Kanak Island

By Cameron Lawson

Riding along the perfect beach of Kanak Island

From Icy Bay to Controller Bay

From Icy Bay to Controller Bay

Sep 05

Icy Bay to Controller Bay was one of the most scenic sections of the Lost Coast. Perfect beaches, shipwrecks, the forgotten military base of Cape Yakataga and the beautiful Cape Suckling.

By Cameron Lawson

Riding into the sunset along a perfect stretch of beach

I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle

Sep 01

Our first three days were mostly paddling and pushing due to the soft ‘beach’ along the east side of Yakutat Bay.  But once we crossed the west coastline was perfect for riding and we put some serious miles on the Pugsleys. For the next 3 days we cruised along the beach interrupted only by a dozen or so river crossings (and the Sitkagi Bluffs) until we reached Icy Bay.

We’ll have day-to-day details to go along with the pics soon.

By Cameron Lawson

Pushing up the beach along the east side of Yakutat Bay

By Cameron Lawson

Unloading the raft after crossing Yakutat Bay

First Pics

First Pics

Aug 31

Cameron is working hard to process 1000+ pics, no small task.  He was using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and each raw image comes in at around 23MB.  Our other camera (my trusty little Canon PowerShot) sadly succumbed to the elements on the trip.

We’ll have more details on each day of our trek soon, but for now here’s a preview of our first 3 days on the Lost Coast.

By Cameron Lawson

Pushing along the east side of Yakutat Bay

Click, click, click, click, click

Click, click, click, click, click

Aug 06

One of the great tools (some might say hindrances) we have these days is the web. I turn to it daily, many times, and we’ve used it at just about every step in planning this trip. From learning about Eric and Dylan’s original ride to researching gear, weather, tides, sunrise, sunset and countless other facets, the web has been an invaluable resource.

Some might say this takes some of the adventure out of it. I would both agree and disagree but that’s a discussion for another time.

Anyway, we’ve found a lot of great resources to help us prepare for our journey, here are a few we’re most thankful for.