Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge
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A full week of Hope!!!! Yippee!! We couldn't wait to get back to Hope to spend more time exploring. Spending this last week there left us feeling more satisfied, and very happy that we made the decision to go back.
We found a nice site right on the creek on Resurrection Creek Rd. and it was a really great location. However, upon arriving we were greeted with the smell of dead fish and were apalled to find scores of ...
... were very vocal with each other. At first I thought it was some kind of loon (albeit strange sounding) because there are loons nesting on this lake and we had already heard their mournful cries. BUt then I saw the two cats running in the trees along the shore of the lake, then they came out into a clearing and strolled along where I really got a good look. They were BIG! It took my breath away to be sitting there watching them! Had I been on the land, I ...
We drove back out through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel from Whittier into Portage Valley. We had no clear destination and wanted to make a short day of it, so we had a unanimous vote to go back to Hope Alaska. Hope is the charming little town on the south side of Turnagin Arm. It has a little bit of a hippie flavor to it. On the way in we stopped at Discovery Cafe for brunch. The place was packed on a Sunday morning so service was slow. But, once ...
We are now looking forward to our trip to Katmai National Park tomorrow morning. We have an exciting day, starting with a flight from Anchorage to King Salmon. From King Salmon, we will be boarding a float plane that will take us to Katmai National Park and to Brooks Lodge. We will be viewing the bears at Brooks Falls most of the day, which we expect to be the highlight of the trip (although, again, it won’t be the same without Patty being there with ...
... boat. Did I mention that the fishing regulations reminded me of the tax code. Crazy. Mike expressed his frustration with the seemingly inconsistent rules. For example, while you can only take one king salmon out of the river, you can take six red or sockeye, and use dip nets to catch either, if you are a resident. Seems like conservation would call for a smaller limit.
But today we are after trout. Susie lands a nice ...