Alaska Sportsman's Lodge

bank of the Kvichak River , Iliamna, Alaska, United States | Hotel
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This hotel is located on bank of the Kvichak River , Iliamna.
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Travel Blogs from Iliamna


A travel blog entry by jdswed on Jul 17, 2014

13 photos

... s mouth, one very blond sow in particular, dubbed “Holly” by the NPS rangers (a.k.a. bear #436), swims regularly with her small, charcoal-colored spring cub - taking him far out from shore within the body of Brooks Lake as she snorkels for fish. It is amazing how successful she is at catching fish in that open water - her head emerging with a salmon clutched in her jaws. Her cub is an equally amazing swimmer - paddling in Holly’s wake for ...

Bears, Big and Small

A travel blog entry by jdswed on Jul 14, 2014

17 photos

... Bog“, then resumes a climb through “Porcupine Alley”, before getting to “Crewel Joke Stump“. This stump just barely sticks out of the head-high grass, exposing two tufts of wood on each side of the top. It looks suspiciously like a bear when you are charged with adrenalin. In the next section there is a small clearing where you can see a distinct hole where a bear has clawed at the soil to expose some sort of mineral. The claw marks ...

Bear viewing flght

A travel blog entry by wcattell on Jun 18, 2014

3 comments, 7 photos

... and Preserve. The floatplane landing was surprising smooth, and we were soon unloading on the beach directly in front of the Hallo Glacier. After bidding us quick farewell the pilot took off to fly to a local lake to wait to be called back to pick us up. In addition to myself and Ineke, there was only another couple and the tour guide Jo. Jo gave us a quick instruction of how to conduct ourselves in and around the bears. On coming up from the beach into the ...

Salmon Fishing

A travel blog entry by bdsaly on Jul 24, 2013

5 comments, 39 photos

... few hours tracking and watching a mother-bear (a sow) with her two cubs.

So we're incredibly lucky, this early in the season to be able to see bears up close and personal, showing off their fishing exploits. Craig our guide says that he hasn't seen bears salmon fishing this early in years - "must be due to the unusually warm summer". So we land on a small lake on the treeless tundra and a short hike brings us to the ...

Katmai National Park - Day 2

A travel blog entry by calo4 on Jul 19, 2013

56 photos

... it all that well at first. She yelled something at the bear and the bear quickly whipped around and actually took a swipe with its arm. The bear was clearly agitated by the ranger, but the ranger was out of the bear’s reach (although she was much closer than is considered safe). When the bear turned toward her, she did use a couple sprays of bear spray on him which turned him back around. He continued then to walk away, closely followed by the ranger. ...