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Jake Cook | Biking the Lost Coast - Part 2

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Thanks again to…

Thanks again to…

Aug 30

Cameron and I are back in Bozeman and grudgingly returning to everyday life. Most our gear has been cleaned and put away and Cameron is starting to process 1,000+ pics.  In the next few weeks we’ll have some follow-up posts on gear, pics and what should be a pretty nifty interactive map. But first we’d like to take some time to thank those who made this trip a reality (and success!).

Our Route to Cordova

Our Route to Cordova

Aug 26

One of the most useful tools on our trek was our DeLorme PN-60W GPS. Besides guiding us through fog (on more than one occasion) and sending live updates it also recorded our route in extreme detail.

In Yakutat I configured our PN-60W to record our location every 1/10th of a mile. Finer detail was available but for our purposes every ~528ft was good enough. Then, before starting each morning I would turn on the GPS and it recorded our route for the day. 14 days later we were left with a super accurate record of our travels.  Here’s our route to Cordova (you’ll need to click Page 2 in the bottom left to see the 2nd half of our route).

With the exception of a few places where we had limited GPS reception it recorded in great detail our exact route, including all the wrong turns and dead-ends we encountered. Using this we’re going to create a more interactive map showing our campsites, live updates, photos and more.  Look for that in the next few weeks.

We’re baaaaack!

We’re baaaaack!

Aug 25

Just a quick update from the Anchorage airport.

We made it to the Copper River Highway on August 22nd and pedaled the ~35 miles into Cordova, AK. Within minutes we found the Alaskan Bar and were celebrating with a few Alaskan IPAs and fried food. With few lodging options in town we camped at ‘Hippie Cove’, an off-the-grid community down near the docks.

On Monday we hopped on the ferry to Wittier then hitched a ride through the tunnel to Girdwood, a great little AK mountian town.

Today, we’re on our way back to Bozeman and with that our Alaskan adventure has come to a successful and fun end. Cameron and I had a great time and are incredibly thankful to all the people who helped make this trip a success.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting a few more details on the trip, and of course pics (several hundred of em).

Thanks to everyone who followed along and commented, and expect some more updates soon!

Live Updates

Live Updates

Aug 08

We’re currently in the middle of  our Yakutat to Cordova (Alaska) bike/paddle trek. These are our updates from the field. For more info please read this.

  • Final set of preview pics from our Lost Coast trek, the muddy Copper River Delta - http://ow.ly/2AOyx
  • Pics from our Lost Coast Bike Trip: Icy Bay to Controller Bay - http://ow.ly/2zNeg.
  • Next set of pics from Biking the Lost Coast: Yakutat Bay to Icy Bay - http://ow.ly/2ydEZ
  • The pics are coming! Here's a few from our first days on the Lost Coast - http://ow.ly/2x9xi
  • After some camera-computer issues we're going to get our first look at the Lost Coast pics tonight. Will post some previews later.
  • Our Lost Coast bike trip wouldn't have been possible without the help of these folks (and we're probably missing some): http://ow.ly/2wPlA
  • The Road to Cordova - our bike/hike/paddle route from Yakutat to Cordova, AK: http://ow.ly/2vvfW
  • Our Lost Coast route on Google Maps: http://ow.ly/2viJ8. Page 2 at the bottom left shows the 2nd half. 341 miles total, mostly beach riding.
  • No risk in jinxing ourselves now, we had only 1 minor gear issue (pipe clamp on Cam's rack), amazing considering the conditions. Great gear!
  • Bikes and gear are packed up and we're on our way back to Bozeman! We'll be posting more details and pics over the next few weeks.
  • http://fms.ws/3KVyZ We're at Jack Sprat near daylodge
  • http://fms.ws/3KHXZ On ferry to Wittier to meet my parents
  • http://fms.ws/3K8hF Yakutat to Cordova, 100% human-powered!
  • http://fms.ws/3K6Kg Rolling into Cordova
  • http://fms.ws/3K1aQ Yeeehaaaa! Copper River Hwy! 35mi to go
  •   Follow us on Twitter...

Our updates are made possible using a DeLorme PN-60W GPS with SPOT Communicator.  While in the backcountry the PN-60W lets us send short updates to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, as well as txt messages. It’s a truly amazing piece of technology.

In addition to our text updates you can also follow us on a map.

If Twitter is your thing you can find our updates on our @LostCoastBikers page.  Keep in mind that starting August 9th our Twitter account is one-way. We can post tweets but won’t be able to receive any @LostCoastBikers replies. Definitely feel free to respond however and we’ll be sure to catch up when we return!

And one more note: If our updates happen to stop it does NOT mean we’re in danger.  It could be that we ran out of batteries, broke our GPS or a variety of other factors. So there’s no need to panic  if our updates stop.

The Plan

The Plan

Aug 07

Tomorrow is the big day! After months of planning we’re finally departing on our great Alaskan adventure. Our bags are packed, the bikes are boxed and (we think) we’re ready to go.  Here’s a really basic timeline of the next few weeks.

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