Capt'n Lou's Ptarmigan Lodge
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... by sound.
Mt. Redoubt, an ACTIVE volcano, overlooks Kenai and boasts an elevation of over 10,000 feet. It has erupted four times since first being observed: 1901, 1966, 1989 and 2009.
Kenai River Estuary serves as a protective area for over 150 species of birds and mammals.
And then there is the elusive caribou...if you are lucky.
Moved from Ninilchik to Nikiski-Captain Cook S R A to get away from the crazies-locals and tourists all trying to get to the Kenai River to catch salmon any way the law will allow.Dip netting, flossing, snagging-dynamite is still illegal in Alaska. The Swanson River and Bishop River in Captain Cook SRA were peaceful and full of trout the only draw back was there were reports of bear activity, so Sid found a buddy (campground host) with a shot gun. ...
... huge dip nets to catch salmon for about 3 weeks. Not at all sporting, it just puts food on the table. Then it was off to see Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. There are no pews because every one stands during the service. The church was built for $400 during the early 1800's. We went to the visitor center to be sure we saw all the important things in Kenai and we were getting hungry so what to our gazing eyes did appear ...
... a protective environment at the center. Wild eagles often visit him and chat with him. Next, there was a moose cub being bottle-fed by a ranger. This cub had been with his mother when the pair were startled by a couple walking their dog. The mother abandoned the cub and the couple called the center to bring the cub in so that it could be taken care of there as it would most certainly not have made it in the wild. We also saw an Alaska Brown Bear and ...
... of the Kenai River and the Cook Inlet. A great place to relax and explore while taking in the sea air. Summer Solstice was celebrated last night. From sunset to sunrise there is 19 hours and 21 minutes of sunlight. However when looking at first light to last light there is only 17 minutes of darkness. Thank goodness we have black out shades.
Stay turned for our photos from our big adventure to see coastal grizzly bears.