Bear Mountain Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBear Mountain Lodge Nikiski
Great time. We went to see and photograph coastal brown bears and that was definitely accomplished. The owners and operators were very fun and very nice. It's not a fancy place, it's a place to go to have a chance to safely observe and learn about bears. I recommend this place highly.
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What a great time we had at Lake Clark National Park and Bear Mountain Lodge. We flew in a little 6 seat airplane with our pilot Tim from Natron Air. What a beautiful flight. It was cloudy when we left, but we climbed above the clouds and as we flew over the Cook Inlet the clouds lifted revealing the beautiful mountains. It was a about an hour …
... on rubber boots, we climb onto the plane. With the beautiful weather, our pilot gave us a close up and personal tour of Mt. Iliamna, the closest volcano to Homer. From the air all five of the volcanoes could be seen. We also flew over several glaciers and flew down a glacial valley to get to the bears. Unfortunately a heavy fog had blown in the bay off the ocean, and the beach ...
... was an adult eagle. As we scanned the beach we found other eagles, mostly juveniles mixed in among the gulls.
The most interesting aspect of the beach, however, was not the birds but the method used to trailer the boats as they return from fishing. As the boats are returning tractors hook up the trailers, back them into the water and the fisherman runs his boat ...
... did stop at The Moose is Loose bakery in Soldonta which has large, delicious pastries. I guess it is a good thing this bakery is so far from home.
When we make the turn for Homer we start looking for the volcanoes. Across the inlet from the highway are several volcanoes, all part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The volcanoes are Mt. Spurr, Mt. Redoubt, Mt. Iliamna, Mt. Augustine and Mt. Douglas. The only two volcanoes that have erupted in ...
... 3 hours) into Cook Inlet to first fish for Ling Cod. Everyone caught their limit of one fish. Biggest one was 53 pounds. Mine was probably around 15 pounds.
Then went to several spots to fish for Halibut. The rules are that you can keep one fish over 29 inches in length and one fish under 29 inches. The ...