Flow Tailgate Alaska 2012: Part 1 Recap

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Words & Photos: Kyle Mccoy

The Flow Tailgate Alaska started off day one at full speed, with a first morning waking up to blue bird skies and fresh pow in every direction. The next couple days brought more sun and an all-time snow pack with stories of the day’s adventures all around free Alaskan Brewing company beers. On Tuesday, base camp gathered at the hike-in to the Berlin Wall to join Pam Robinson scatter here son, Aaron Robinson’s, ashes into to Valley of the Tusk. The event was unprecedented in raw beauty and a feeling that the snow community is truly a family. With tailgaters getting settled in, the sleds burn two-stroke all day and the fire pits burn into the night. The northern lights made a brief appearance before the first storm of the trip, which brought in some down days and a refresh of snow on the mountains. Once the snow is safe and the light is right, the much anticipated King of the Mountain event will kick off. Stay tuned for more coverage.