Backroads Day 3: 83.2 bike miles, Mendeltna Creek Lodge, Richardson Highway, Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge|
Biking: 83.24 miles, 6h7m, 2,101' of climbing, maximum 42.9 mph, average 13.6 mph.
We awoke to fog and light rain and enjoyed a breakfast of fluffy pancakes at the Lodge.
Then we shuttled in the vans for 3-4 miles and got on our bikes just after 9:00 a.m. heading east along the Glenn Highway.
We stopped for lunch at the
Mendeltna Creek Lodge
where we enjoyed a halibut chowder, a huge halibut sandwich, and a slice of cherry pie.
Back on the road again at 12:20 p.m., we continued east to the junction of the
where we turned south toward
We arrived at the
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
at about 5:00 p.m. where we enjoyed a good meal accompanied by
2009 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay,
2008 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir,
2008 Twomey Merlot.
Last updated Saturday, September 8th, 2012.
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