Just last week, we had friends visit us from Jacksonville. They stayed for 7 days. During these 7 days, we packed in as much adventure as we could with one day dedicated to riding 4-wheelers on Eklutna Lake. This lake is a seven-mile-long lake with trails built beside it which are perfect for ATVs, while other nearby trails are specifically designed for bicycles. Bicycle trails would have been our path to the end if it weren’t for our neighbors. Our amazing neighbors let us use their “toys” since we don’t personally own any ATVs or even a trailer to haul them. Thus, as always, they are some of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet (if you are lucky enough to meet them). They let us use their well-maintained 4-wheelers for a faster, less challenging path. I know everyone appreciated it and felt like superheroes.
While on the drive, we saw beautiful flowers, amazing creeks under bridges, and a perfect mirror image of the mountain on the lake because of the calm day. I would recommend taking this trip with 1) water, 2) food for a picnic, 3) sunblock, 4) bear spray, and 5) mosquito repellent. You could also kayak on the lake but since the lake supplies Anchorage with drinking water, there are no motorboats allowed.
Here are some images for you to enjoy! I hope to add another blog soon with our other adventures.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures and consider making this a wonderful day trip. You could hike it, bike it, ATV it, or even kayak it! Whatever you desire…