Eagle River, AKUSA
Hometown: Eagle River
May 28, 2014
I am active in the local Eagle River Ski Club, and participate in the Master’s program. I also enjoy riding my fat-tire snow bike in the winter and both mountain and road biking in the summer. I have been into river rafting for several years now and run many of the local rivers. I thoroughly enjoy whitewater, and try to run Lion’s Head on the Matanuska at least a few times a month in the summer. This past winter I was in the pool as much as possible learning how to white water kayak so I could do more trips without having the logistical problems of the big raft. I also got into pack-rafting this spring and have made several runs on my local river, Eagle River. The campground rapids have been very enjoyable so far. My wife is a runner and likes to hike a lot. I am slowly convincing myself to get into that scene but am resisting as much as possible, opting for the flow of the current or the downhill assist to make my outings more of an enjoyable distraction than a workout.
Although I wish I was a river bum, I have a day job. That being said, I have fairly consistent hours allowing me to have most evenings after 5pm free as well as most weekends. On the weekends, if I am going to do something I like to start in the morning. Mid-day get together seem to waste a whole day off for only a few hours of activity. If morning meet-ups are not an option then evenings would be my second suggestion.
My favorite outdoor places in the world… on a river, any river but preferably in Alaska. It would be even better if that river has some challenging white water
I heard about the Anchorage Adventures from some friends who are already members.
My name is Walter, and I live in Eagle River.