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I am so exhausted as we have been watching bears all day and that can be very wearying. This trip was our big lash out as we really wanted to see bears. We certainly got our share today.
We caught a Beaver plane( made in the 60's) to a special place called Redoubt Mountain which is on Crescent Lake which is in Lake Clark National Park. We thought we were getting ripped off when we went to Redoubt Mountain Lodge when we thought we were going to Lake ...
Woke up this morning to hard steady rain and wind...Mike told us that he did not think the boat launch would be open today. He tuned into the weather forecast which predicted 5 foot swells in the Cook Inlet today. I called the charter and they informed me that the charter would have to be cancelled today. We were pretty bummed out as we were excited to catch some big Halibut. So, Mike fixed us a hardy breakfast of moose sausage, scrambled eggs and English muffins. We decided to drive on ...
Kevin and I left Seward and started out for Ninilchik on yet another rainy day. Unable to see the mountains today as it is raining quite ********ce Kevin and I got to Cooper Landing we stopped to see what lures we would need to catch some trout in the Kenai and Russian Rivers. The guy at the bait shop told us we needed to use beads that look like Salmon eggs. So we used a single hook with an orange bead, sinker and bobber. We drove down the road ...
... in town, and all the visitors are following them about.
Our last afternoon, and waiting for her to fish tries the patience of nearly everyone, especially with the cold beginning to take hold. But it seems hardly coincidental that as soon as everyone leaves except a hardcore 3, she heads into the salmon pool and gets on with finding dinner (Lisa has the photos of them passing just in front of her!)
... 2 cubs, one very pale, the other brown. It's our first sighting of Brown Bears, and of this little family, who over the next few days prove to be the stars of the show.
We have an hour with them before dinner, and shoot late light moss afterwards. No really - it's very bright green in the setting sun, with the mountains and clouds.
Before 6.30 the following morning, the bear family are still mostly asleep ...