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... by sound.
Mt. Redoubt, an ACTIVE volcano, overlooks Kenai and boasts an elevation of over 10,000 feet. It has erupted four times since first being observed: 1901, 1966, 1989 and 2009.
Kenai River Estuary serves as a protective area for over 150 species of birds and mammals.
And then there is the elusive caribou...if you are lucky.
... Park across Cook Inlet. We immediately saw a black bear fishing at the mouth of the creek, then a few minutes later we saw two sibling brown bears (grizzly) getting their breakfast too. Our guide, Mark, kept us on the red salmon at the opening of the creek so we all had our 3 fish limit within an hour. All the while we watched the bears and they watched us right back. The two siblings lounged on the rocks after filling the ...
... huge dip nets to catch salmon for about 3 weeks. Not at all sporting, it just puts food on the table. Then it was off to see Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. There are no pews because every one stands during the service. The church was built for $400 during the early 1800's. We went to the visitor center to be sure we saw all the important things in Kenai and we were getting hungry so what to our gazing eyes did appear ...
... we visited this great little farm. They have been raising musk ox for their wool, which is called qiviut, which is 8x's warmer than wool and finer than cashmere. These are huge animals. Then we were off to the Independence Mine. This was one of the largest gold mines between 1938 and 1941. It was closed down at the beginning of WWII. We we eventually made it to Anchorage and we were totally surprised at how uncomfortable we were. ...
... hotels, fishing charters & many other shops & businesses &, in my opinion, doesn't have the ambiance or "je ne sais quoi" of the rustic village back down the road.
I went through a couple more tiny settlements before reaching Homer, which has long known as The "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." It claims to have everything &, if you don't mind tripping over people then you can go clamming, kayaking, hiking, big game hunting, fishing, wandering ...