Alaska Exploration: TGR drops into Petersburg, Alaska
By tgr420 | March 24th, 2010
March 24th, 2010
I first rode Alaska in 1993, when Valdez became a gathering spot for big mountain riders around the world. Since that time we have ridden and filmed all over the great state. After 4 or 5 years of exploring Valdez, we had ridden many of the lines in the area and the desire to continue exploring was growing. We decided it was time to start looking elsewhere. We were longing to tap into the endorphin that kicks in when you fly over a ridge and see a beautiful peak glowing in the light and waiting to be shredded.
So we hit the road and basically started a 15 year mission to discover as much new terrain as we could. Since that time we have explored and ridden in Girdwood, Seward, the Tordrillos, Skagway, Juneau, and Haines to name a few. The latest mission has now led us to Petersburg, Alaska. Petersburg is a bad ass fishing town south of Juneau. We have been doing a ton of recon flights in a fixed wing plane, trying to map out the zones. We have found a bunch of amazing lines and the hitlist is big. We got out in the heli the other day as well, which was pretty sweet. We got into a small spine wall and hit some other mini golf. The weather has moved in now, so we are riding out the storm.
Here is an initial report from Ian McIntosh as well.
It is always sweet to fly into a new zone. This is coming in on the Alaska Airlines jet into Petersburg. We had flown by this place for so many years. It was time to drop in.
Petersburg, Alaska is a serious fishing town. This overview gives an idea of how big and active the docks are.
Ian McIntosh sokes in the boats and the town of Petersburg.
Dana Flahr and the Lone Fisherman. Flahr may stay up and try and get a job on the boats after the trip.
Sage Cattabgriga-Alosa srides in the Land of Ice and Snow.
Looks like some cool stuff to do out there.
Sage drops into a sweet face. There is no feeling like that of riding first descents and untouched peaks.
Dana Flahr sets up to throw a huge 360 at the top of his line.
Flying home at the end of the day. This place is an absolutely beautiful place to ride in. We can't wait to get back into the mountains.
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