Why did the bear rip up my tent?

This is a question that commonly gets asked when I recount my bear attack story on the Dalton (original posting detailing bear attack). Still camping wild I’ve found myself contemplating this question wondering what I could have done differently to have avoided the situation altogether.  Although it’s hard to say for sure I’ve come up…

Reflecting on Alaska

Finally I now have a chance to update this blog; it’s been hard to find the time and internet connections are few and far between. Alaska has been an exceptional experience and having made it into Canada, I’m able to reflect on how good it’s really been. Long winding mountainous roads passing through exceptional scenery,…

Tok – finally

Made it to Tok, next stop is Haines 438 miles away (or something) in Canada. Likely to take a week and not really sure there are many more options for food so my bike is bursting full with mountains of food that I’ve just purchased; I’ve had enough of “wasting away lethargic” cycling. The difference…

Denali Highway and the Aurora – Northern Lights

OK no bear attacks or dangerous river crossings on this one (for me anyhow) but the past week has been another exceptional week in Alaska.  I headed south and then east from Denali National Park down the 135 mile long Denali Highway. Yet another misleading description for a road in Alaska; this is most definitely…