Rainbow King Lodge
Travel Blogs from Iliamna
... we saw two large bears approximately 100 metres away. In this area of Alaska there are only brown grizzly's and they have the reputation of being the biggest bears. As we slowly approached the large sow and male bear we would stop from time to time to let the bears get used to us. The male bear was trying to win the affections of the sow and she would have nothing of it. Each time the male bear would approach the sow she would move further away, If the male ...
... 8217;t long before the threat was over, as I noticed people walking through camp shortly after that. The lunch was a bit more exciting than we would have expected.
We finished lunch around 1:00 p.m. or so and got ready for another trek out to the falls. We needed to be back to the lodge by 4:00 p.m. to catch our float plane back to King Salmon, but that left a few hours for more bear viewing. Thankfully, every walk through the woods has been uneventful for ...
... named Ugi at lunch. Ugi is taking a year off between undergrad and grad school and is traveling quite a bit. She was traveling by herself so we suggested she walk out to the falls with us, which she quickly agreed to (nobody should be walking here all alone).
After walking to the Upper Falls Platform, we were lucky enough to get on it right away. It has a maximum capacity of 40 people and when it reached that limit, a waiting list is started. Everyone ...
... can die when a small plane crashes".
May not have been worded quite like that
. . . but that was the definite point.
The lady in the light grey coat (above) stated . . . .
"If you don't have to sign a waiver, it is not worth doing!" . . .
... of catchable high-protein food while they fill the shallows in large numbers. This supplements the bears usual diet of berries and other vegetation - an adult bear might eat up to 35lbs of salmon in a day.
The bears also have to compete with human anglers who also flood the area in salmon season, fishing off special Parks permits which limit them to 3 fish per person per day. But Kyle told us that the bears are unconcerned about ...