We got moving and stopped at the Cooper Creek store for water around midnight. We found a tap outside, but it said not potable. Thankfully I had talked with local fast guy Shey Linder who was first a couple of years ago, and he had shared that the tap here had been fine before.
This year the Trans North Georgia “adventure” started on August 19th at 8 a.m. on the Russell Bridge between Georgia and South Carolina. It was a beautiful morning, with the sunrise spreading golden light across the bridge and the other 75-ish riders.
This summer, Kim McNett and I completed the first part of our Roof of Alaska Arctic fat bike and packraft trip. We began in the Inupiat Eskimo village of Point Hope and ended 450 miles later in the northernmost community in the United States, Utqiagvk. Each trip reveals new insights into technique and gear and every year innovations in equipment design stand on the shoulders of the previous incarnations. Below is an overview/review of the equipment we used.