A HISTORY OF AN ONGOING XC SKI ADVENTURE. Since 1984 Kathy Sarns has been director & ski coach for Junior Nordic in Alaska. Anchorage Junior Nordic continues successfully to this day with over 1000 young skiers. Kathy now volunteers as director & coach for her home town Homer Junior Nordic. Teaching kids to XC ski is her life passion.
We arrived in Buckland, Alaska by FatBike (the first people to ever ride bikes there) and it was -50 degrees below zero and dropping fast, getting dark, the streets were deserted, except for the howling dogs and we didn't know what to do next.
Following the tides on a 6 day adventure ride down the coast of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula; from (near) Hope to Homer, Alaska - Pat & Kathy's 160 mile bicycle beach ride in 2005 was the first fatbike ride on a beach in Alaska. This was before the term FatBike existed.
written by Kathy Sarns Irwin ~ photos by both Kathy and Pat Irwin