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... 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 ...
... at a time, occasionally resting by climbing onto her back while she does the heavy strokes to keep them afloat.
Writing about Holly and her cub reminds me of some interesting remarks made by other Park visitors during our stay. As we watched Holly and her cub, one woman repeatedly vocalized her worry for the young bear, at times saying “I can’t watch” and covering her eyes as she expressed aloud the desire for someone to ...
... visible, better not to see the path I think. The first mile is walking up a fairly steep drainage in deep vegetation. Visibility is about 30 yards ahead, too close for a bear encounter. We talk and yell “hey bear - ho bear” the whole way. Other times we clap our hands to alert any bears to our use of the trail. There are many bear signs and side trails that cross our trail and several bedding sites right along it. We struggle with our packs up ...