Luc Mehl is a renowned adventurer with a deep love of wild country. A few of his expeditions include a traverse of the Brooks Range, traveling from Juneau to Mount Iliamna, and climbing North America’s three tallest mountains—all done by bike, ski, and packraft.
Alaska magazine asked a few prominent Alaskans from various segments of our community to weigh in on their favorite
activities, libations, and destinations in the state.
Ultra endurance athlete Lael Wilcox bikes 20,000 miles a year. Wilcox is from Anchorage and she cycled every road in Alaska during the summer of 2017.
The Nulato Hills will never draw the attention that Alaska’s prouder mountains receive. Their voice is too subtle, rivers too tranquil. The hills quietly protect their prize with difficult access, and the reward is well worth the challenge, even if there isn’t a feast waiting at the finish.
Pedaling to Girdwood on the Bird to Gird Trail
[by Janice Tower]
Biking on the Girdwood to Indian Trail is a uniquely Alaska experience, with stunning scenery, the possibility of wildlife encounters and fickle weather.