"On the drive" Alaska Things to Do Tip by lexnrena

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When you Drive towards Grand Duke Mine just out of town you will pass a salmon spawning stream where it is very common to see Alaskan Brown Bears feeding on the salmon.
This is about as close to one of these giant man eaters as you will ever get.
They only want the salmon and they are not to interested in the people around.
And there is usualy a game warden there with a BIG gun to shoot.......Well I guess the people if they get to close to the Bears. Well one unique quality about this town is how american it is.
You might say ....duh it's in the states..
Yes but it is just a little community beside Canada and you don't even realize that you crossed a boarder.
It is more like steping back in time, the first store I went into the propriater came out of the back with a Colt 45 auto ( hand gun ) on his hip. Not something you would ever see in Canada. Unless he was a police officer.

othercontact: This picture is of Bear Glacier

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2004
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