Alaska's North Country Castle Vacation Stay
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... We could hear them crunching on the bones. The cubs weren’t catching any so they had to rely on their mothers to feed them.
We saw a bald eagle and then later a juvenile one. The bald eagle was eating some salmon helped along by a magpie. The magpies were also around the bears eating their scraps. I think the bald eagle actually was eating the scraps left by the bears.
Can’t write any more as I am too tired after such a fantastic ...
... very dehydrated when she was found. I have to stop writing about the babies now. Too sad! But happy now, okay? So just settle down.
The muskox has little to do with musk but nothing to do with ox. They're more closely related to sheep and goats than to oxen, despite their oxy appearance. They grow super soft wool fur called qivuit that's used as a specialty yarn for knitting knitted things.They're only five feet tall so don't be scared. The orphan ...
... went off-trail, through creeks, and on the snow.
In the wild, we saw moose, black bears, brown bears, grizzly bears, ALOT of caribou, puffins, Dall sheep, Dall porpoises, humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and more.
Our number one best day by all was our salmon fishing/bear viewing day, despite the constant rain and cold and the cancellation of our original trip.
Our next favorite days aligned with the three new National Parks we ...
... a curved bladed chopper), then the Oomingmak Musk Ox Co-op (very pricey woven goods, like scarves and hats), then over to 4th Street where the Iditarod sled dog race starts and plenty of touristy shops. In general, Anchorage is just like a medium city anywhere. It doesn't seem to have an overall character or architectural style to identify it.
After dinner and relaxing back at the hotel, we got back ...
... and propels the machine forward. Reduce the throttle and it brings you to a controlled halt -- no slipping or sliding. Bog your machine and you simply hop off, rev the throttle, let go and the machine shoots forward a few metres and pops back up on top of even the deepest snow pack -- magic. Having mastered these details I set out to break the land speed record. Choosing a long straight run (out of sight of my travel companions) I hit the throttle. I swear I hit 45 mph ...