ive arrived on kodiak - home of the largest land carnivore on the planet, the kodiak brown bear. this is the launch pad for our summer season in the more remote location that is chignik river, southwest of here. we'll be in the island for about ten days preparing for the summer season. then we get on the Fish and Game research vessel, the Resolution, and steam through the north pacific to chignik bay.
it feels nice to get back to work. this season brings new and different challenges than last season, along with some of the more familiar ones. theres still lots of snow left here, more than this time last year. its gorgeous. i forgot how much i missed it.