On the ride up the peninsula, we would pass the town of Hope. We learned that evening that three young mountain bikers were attacked by a mother grizzly near Hope that afternoon. Seemed they were biking and got between the mother and the cubs. One person was clawed and chewed up pretty good before bear spray chased the bear away.
As usual, we managed to get lost going thru Anchorage. They simply don't understand maintaining route continuity signage thru congested areas. Headed in a generally NE direction and found the road leaving town just at rush hour. After being in more remote locations of the state, traffic congestion is not enjoyable.