Sunny weather on Sunday meant it was time for the Arctic to Indan traverse. In the parlance of professional bike racing, this trip is a "Spring Classic". The route runs from Arctic Valley, just northeast of Anchorage, to Indian Valley, just southeast of Anchorage, and is an all-day thing - about 20 miles or so. Steffi, Laura, Karl and two of their friends planned to go Arctic to Indian, so Danielle and I went the opposite direction so we could trade car keys at the halfway point, in order to keep the car shuttling to a minimum.
Typical Indian Valley scene:
No horses allowed on this bridge:
Turnagain Arm - our starting point:
At the car-key exchange, with Karl, Steffi, Laura, and friends:
There go my car keys...
There was enough snow:
The end of the trail. That's our route in the background, center. Ship Creek Valley, over the pass to Indian Valley: