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... went off-trail, through creeks, and on the snow.
In the wild, we saw moose, black bears, brown bears, grizzly bears, ALOT of caribou, puffins, Dall sheep, Dall porpoises, humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and more.
Our number one best day by all was our salmon fishing/bear viewing day, despite the constant rain and cold and the cancellation of our original trip.
Our next favorite days aligned with the three new National Parks we ...
... The trail varied from corrugated (reminiscent of bush tracks in the tropical north) to smooth and well-groomed – maintained by lodge owners who use the trails themselves as winter highways and are keen to entice snow mobilers to stay at their lodge. We pass a browsing moose early in the day but otherwise wildlife remains scarce. I think I’d make myself scarce too if I heard the roar of three high performance two stroke engines tearing towards me.
... br> This boggy area is supposed to be a good for moose viewing (the forest had been burned) but no luck. The naturalist on the train said that the moose seem to make themselves scarce as hunting season approaches (it will start soon)....
At 393 mi from Anchorage, we can see Clear Air Force Base Radar site off in the distance. It is now a NORAD site, with huge radar facilities to detect, track, intercept (ICBMs) incoming hostiles. It was built during Cold War ...
... which had a switch on the wall to make it into a sauna though I didn’t find out how – I am not into saunas.
When Eddie got home we had some delicious salmon caught by a friend of theirs, Connie, & barbecued by Sheila & salad followed by cherry pie & ice cream – so so yum. Despite only having just met Sheila & Eddie we talked for ages.
By the way for those who are into those Walmart emails Sheila & Eddie say ...
... and color palates that most major chains go through these days. This hotel was the most expensive hotel throughout our trip, it was $210 per night and included continental breakfast. For the 7 of us, we needed 3 rooms, thus the total for the stay was $630 + taxes.
When I originally was planning the trip I wanted to go trekking and camping in the Wrangell- St.Ellias Park on the East side of Alaska where you can only camp ...
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