Hike 4 miles
Mt. Bike 20 miles
Today was one of those days in which everyone and their dog (or three dogs) was out hiking. The combination of nice weather and 4 cruise ships in port made for the most crowded I have ever seen any trail in Alaska. The Salmon Creek Trail was nice in the morning but then I made the mistake of riding up The Perseverance Trail after that. About 2 miles up the trail I got on a less used side trail to avoid the crowds but instantly I came upon a group of at least 20 hikers and there was just no way I was going to get by them on this narrow singletrack. I stopped to take a leak but then I was right on their tail again in one minute. Eventually they saw that I was behind them but they still made no effort to let me through for another 5 minutes. I've got to start getting out of town to the less used trails more often but it's hard to justify driving to a trail when there are so many nearby that I can just run or bike to from my apartment.