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We set off, as a group of six to trek about 2 miles to start seeing bears. They were mostly in large meadows and near small streams. At times we could see as many as eight bears at one time.
These Brown Bears are the same species as Grizzlies, the difference is the Grizzlies live more than ...
What a great time we had at Lake Clark National Park and Bear Mountain Lodge. We flew in a little 6 seat airplane with our pilot Tim from Natron Air. What a beautiful flight. It was cloudy when we left, but we climbed above the clouds and as we flew over the Cook Inlet the clouds lifted revealing the beautiful mountains. It was a about an hour flight, landing on the beach ...
... small from the plane but when you looked up close they had buildings on them a few stories high.
We landed on Crescent Lake, which was a beautiful glacial lake so the water was an icy blue colour. Mountains surrounded the lake so it was really blocked in. As we were coming in to land we could see the grizzlies on the edge of the lake just prowling.
There were six of us in our group and we got onto a ""party boat” and followed ...
... Although Lisa found one all too easily when she walked out the front door and "Looper" was at the bottom of the steps. It's not clear who was the most shocked. Looper tends to visit the lodge and return to the beach and back regularly, hence "Looper".
There are some non-bear moments too: photographing dew on the spiderwebs, or walking the bear path through the forest and out into a sedge meadow ...
... Peninsula and across the Cook Inlet to the remote region that is the Lake Clark National Park and Reserve. After an hour passing the snow capped mountains and volcanoes of Alaska's interior, we swoop down from 11,000 feet, curl round and drop onto the beach. Fortunately we have "balloon" tyres for the purpose, so we pull up perfectly aligned with the waiting crew from the Alaska Homestead Lodge. Still, I'm ...