From a couple weeks ago when I played hookie from work.
These first few are off of Knik Goose Bay Road. KGB Road runs southish out of Wasilla. You end up on the other side of the Knik Inlet from Anchorage. The road that I drive everyday to get to work runs parallel to the coast on the other side of the Inlet. I have to say that the drive down KGB was much more pleasant.
The next day, I rode the other direction toward the Knik River. That road is beautiful. The pavement is in good condition, and if you go one direction, there are nice twisties. If you go the other direction, just gentle curves and eventual views of the Knik Glacier. Unfortunately, the wind was out of the north and the closer I got to the river the colder and more miserable the ride got. So, I turned around about half a mile short of the River and went back to walk around on the Matanuska River. Here is a picture of Thumper in front of the Matanuska River.
I also spent some time enjoying the view at Center Lake Park in Wasilla watching the ducks.
Finally, these are just for Eon. These are mostly taken from the trail up to or within the April Bowl at the top of Hatcher Pass. The road is paved most of the way up for access to Independence Mine (a State Park), but the road over the pass is gravel. I didn’t try taking my bike up here, but we sometimes see them on the road making the trek over the pass (even cruisers- I think I’ll stick with the comfort of my sweetie’s truck).
The last one with the gorgeous yellow willow trees is taken in Willow
Valley, which is the long way down from Hatcher Pass.