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"If you have the time, fly from..." Alaska Favorite Tip by mrmoustache

Alaska General: 244 reviews and 272 photos

Favorite thing: If you have the time, fly from Anchorage to King Salmon, then get on a float plane to fly to Katmai National Park. We were there for the Alaskan Brown Bear's feed on the spawning salmon! What a thrill! The bears are HUGE, and not at all interested in humans, in the month of September, just before they hibernate! When you get off the float plane, you are directed to the Park Service Ranger to see a video about bears (Grizzlies in Katmai are called Alaskan Brown Bears) and how to react if confronted by one. Then you wear a Large Button that says, 'I graduated from Bear ettiquete school' If you don't have the button on, and a Ranger sees you, you're on the next plane out!

Fondest memory: The weather! Snow, cold, warm, sunny, it's got it all!

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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