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Anchorage, as its name suggests, is a port city. Situated right on the coast of the Cook Inlet, the city is surrounded by ocean water. Kincaid Beach is a great spot near the city with a large sandy beach where many come to play in the sand and have bonfires. Beyond the sandy beach are miles of smooth, innocent looking mudflats that seem easy to walk across at low tide. But these mudflats are brutal and have taken many lives. Tragedy has led to individuals being stuck in the mud when the icy tides flood back in. The chilling story of this popular area will make your blood run cold.
Kincaid Beach sits on the edge on the city and is it a popular place to spend the day. When the tide is low, just beyond the sandy beach the mud flats stretch out. They may be tempting to explore, but are extremely dangerous.
People often want to brave the mud to hunt or walk to Fire Island, a large forested island in the Cook Inlet. Many people cross the flats at low tide and return safely.
Groups from fat bike enthusiasts to scouts make trips to Fire Island from time to time, but an adventure on the mud flats should be very well planned with the tide schedule.