Yesterday’s Adventure: Biking and Hiking Angel Rocks
We decided to go for a bike ride and a hike on a Thursday after work. Usually this kind of trip is for the weekend- but it was supposed to snow this upcoming weekend, and it was a gorgeous day- so we went for it!
We drove from our house in North Pole, 45 miles down Chena Hot Springs Road and parked at a small ice fishing pond. From there we unloaded our bikes, and geared up.
The bike ride was only about 4 miles away from the trail head. And I managed to crash my bike… I tried to slow down too fast to take a picture, and toppled over my handlebars. I took one for the team.
Regardless, the hike was absolutely gorgeous, on a beautiful 49 degree evening.
We made it up and down the trail in under an hour. Nav suggested we bring sleds next time to ride down since it was so slick with ice. we were sprinting the entire descent! And I didn’t crash on the bike ride back. So I would say the trip was a success!
You can read more about Angel Rocks on the Alaska Department of Natural Resources website: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chena/angelrocktrl.pdf