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Jul 20, 2008 - Kenai Pennusula

July 17th We drove to Soldotna taking the 19 miles gravel Skilat Lake loop. Just a few miles on the gravel road, we saw a black bear’s head sticking out of the trees along the side of the road. We stopped the pickup and turned the engine off. She stepped out a couple of steps but kept looking back and then at us. I said “she’s got babies back there”. Sure enough she came on out beside the road and starting eating grass. After a few minutes she told her cubs that it was ok and they came waddling out of the undergrowth. There was two of them...

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Jul 16, 2008 - Last Day in Ninilichik

The day started out with rain…lots of rain. So we worked around the rig getting ready for the trip North. Later that afternoon Larry called me to look at the volcanoes across Cook Inlet. I looked outside and the skies had completely cleared so there was an unobstructed view of the volcanoes. We could even see the steam vents on one of the active giants with the naked eye. So I got busy with my camera for some of the most breath taking pictures of our entire trip, second only to Denali (Mt. McKinley). I was even lucky enough to catch an...

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Jul 14, 2008 - The Beach

Today we decided just to relax and enjoy the park. That is, if you can count an hour hike down the 300 foot cliff to the waters edge, as relaxing. Since we are not mountain goats we decided to take the long way to the shore. Bob, the owner of the RV Park, was kind enough to give us a ride part of the way in his ATV. It was a wild ride through gullies and up and down hills while ducking to avoid branches and other obstacles. As we rode along the side of a hill we'd have to lean uphill so we wouldn't tip over. But it was fun!! The ride to the...

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Sep 12, 2006 - Seward to Homer (almost)

We stayed around the campsite on the bay at Seward this morning so I could work on updating the trip journal and Blake could work on homework. We had access to the internet through someone's network so I wanted to get caught up before we moved. After lunch we pulled out and headed for Homer. As we were leaving Seward we stopped we went out the Exit Glacier road to take the short 1/2 mile hike up to the end of the glacier. This is the easiest glacier to get to. It is in the Kenai Fjords National Park and the park service has a nice trail up...

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