Fat Biking on Knik Glacier

Chugach Mountains, Alaska

Dec 16, 2014
Outside Magazine
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Biker rides through an ice cave on the Knik Glacier, Alaska    Photo: Carl Battreall/Tandem

During the summer, chunks of Knik Glacier in southern Alaska calve into the lake below. In the winter, the icebergs freeze into the water's surface, creating smooth passage between the towers of ice. You can explore the expanse on foot, but fat bikes are the preferred method of transportation. Riders can start on the Old Glenn Highway and put in a full day riding around the base of the glacier. 

TOOLS: Fuji X10, 1/500 second, f/7.1, ISO 100

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