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Aug 3, 2017 - Lake Clark NP

Hiked 6 miles to Tanalian Falls at Lake Clark NP in light rain. Another small town reached only by plane. Had one food truck, no restaurants. On to Glacier Bay on Saturday. I will then have been to 58/59 national parks. Last one is American Samoa in the Pacfic--anyone want to go?

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Sep 10, 2009 - Anchorage to Fairbanks

CATCHING UP ON CHORES AND MINOR MISHAPS IN ANCHORAGE: After 4,000 miles, the Subaru is due for an oil change and we want the dealer to determine why we keep getting water on the floor behind the driver when it rains, expecting this is a warranty item. Happily they fix the problem; unhappily, it was caused by the people who wired the Subaru for towing--they did not reseal the grommet in the floorboard, so we had to pay the $150. Also, as Jim parks the RV and unrolls the driver's window, we find it won't roll back up--the switch is broken and...

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Sep 7, 2009 - Bear Viewing and Fishing in Lake Clark National park

SILVER SALMON CREEK LODGE IN LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE: Friday dawns bright and clear. We have no trouble dumping our gray and black water and parking early at Fred Meyer (they allow 3 nights free parking/camping in Soldotna—perfect for our brief trip away). Our 9 am Natron Air plane holds 6 passengers but we have only 5 travelers today (a local fishing guide with two local fishermen and us). The pilot tells us to sit on the right side of the plane for best viewing/pictures, since we are the only non-locals. BANTER IN THE BUSH...

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Sep 2, 2009 - Soldotna And Kenai: Fish, Moose & Memories

SWIFTWATER CREEK CAMPGROUND IN SOLDOTNA WITH MOOSE AND FISH: We camp near Soldotna, since we have a flight scheduled there Friday morning at 9. It’s along a beautiful turquoise (color caused by unique mixture of silt and sun) river and we learn from our host (whose parents homesteaded 50 years ago in Kenai) that the campground road used to be the main road. Jim decides to get some fishing gear and a two-week license, since it will be good in Silver Salmon Lodge too. We enjoy walking along the river, then sitting in the sunshine for a few...

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Aug 29, 2007 - Our last big adventure

8/25-26/07 - Silver Creek Lodge, Lake Clark National Park This morning at 7:00 a.m. we all left for the much anticipated fishing/bear watching charter, which lasted two days. Since it was a weekend, the owners (who work for a real living in Anchorage) took us on our trip. The highlight for Jim was the aluminum chambered boat (ACB), which really smoothed the semi-rough water out. It should for only $140,000! We left Ninilchik, went out into the middle of Cook Inlet and fished for halibut. Sherry caught the first halibut, the largest, and...

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