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 ...
... takes about 15 minutes to get through.
Side effects of traveling through a narrow mountain passage include intense feelings of suffocation, certainty of imminent death, and profound anxiety. I practiced deep breathing and visualized the glaciers I've been seeing but the anxiety only increased with each passing second. Just as I started shaking, I grabbed my phone and focussed intently on editing some recent pictures. Brilliant! I'm convinced that ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... to fish the reds. We will be fishing for reds where no one else has ever fished for reds before. Everyone catches fish when the reds are running and where no one has ever fished for reds before. Forget the wine, forget the mountains, forget the princess, forget the cat, forget the chicks (well, maybe not the chicks) -- I'm going to catch fish next week. Roger that!
On to Anchorage to pick up Roger and Chris at the airport and TO CATCH FISH.