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Today was the day we head out of Anchorage towards our bear camp tomorrow. Our hotel is in Soldotna, about 2 1/2 hours away, and we have all day to get there. It is cooler and a bit rainy.
Leaving Anchorage on the Seward Highway (the ONLY road going south), it follows Tur****n Arm with beautiful views of the mountains. Most all the snow …
... our guide and some of our group mates. Steve and Nick went on a ridge hike, dad went on a kayak trip in the lagoon, Ben and Alston hiked together and Taylor and Jake hung out relaxing at the lodge. We all gathered together at 1:00 for lunch before boarding the boat to Seward. On the boat we saw more humpback whales, a huge raft of sea otters, puffins, cormorants, Dall's porpoises and harbor ...
... I had a seal surface about ten feet from us. We also got to see some puffin nests and jellyfish in the water. We set a record breaking pace according to Riley, and got back to the lodge in time to join the second lunch. It was delicious. Taylor and Alston proceeded to fall asleep after, while Jake and Nick explored close by. Ben and Dad went on a canoe/hike up to Addison Lake. Steve went out on a kayak trip around the lagoon ...
Wednesday was a relaxing, lazy day. We made it to a local brewery (St. Elias Brewing Company) for lunch and watched a rabbit wandering around our cabin that afternoon while we played a board game.
It rained all day Thursday but ...
... br> After the cruise, we visited the Alaska SeaLife Center. Alaska SeaLife Center Home Page
Our last stop of the day was a short hike to see the Exit Glacier. Exit Glacier - Kenai Fjords National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western King Salmon Motel Soldotna
Simple standard motel room, perfectly adequate, nothing fancy. The restaurant across the car park is basic but useful.
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