"Watch the Salmon Run Upstream" Alaska Off The Beaten Path Tip by AKtravelers

Alaska Off The Beaten Path: 110 reviews and 187 photos

  A stream chock full of salmon in search of love
by AKtravelers

If you are in Alaska during early August, you'll be able to see the salmon make their annual migration back up the streams and rivers of their birth. At most places, there won't even be a sign. All you need to do is stop by a road side river or stream near the ocean and look in it. You'll see a traffic jam that reminded us of the Washington beltway at rush hour. We literally could have walked into the water and caught ourselves dinners with our mouths just like the bears do.
Speaking of bears: grizzlies who live near salmon runs can often get to 1200 pounds. Those that live too far from them, like those of Denali, are much smaller.

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  • Written May 7, 2006
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