Kayaking in Kenai Fjords

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Kayaking in Kenai Fjords

Kayaking in Pedersen Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

A kayak is a great way to get around Aialik Bay and Pedersen Lagoon.  This was a little early in the season – the icebergs are a little thick by the entrance at this time of year making it a little tricky picking your way through the maze – tricky but fun!  As the summer continues, it get easier.

There are numerous beaches for camping all around the bay, and the Park Service has food storage boxes at most of the best beaches, so you don’t need to worry about lugging bear proof food containers.  The one thing you do have to worry about it the unpredictable weather.  Short sleeve days like the one pictured aren’t very common.

Ghost Forest

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Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Everyone calls these standing dead trees “ghost forests”.  Don’t know if that is an official name, but it works for me.

These trees have been standing dead like this for over 40 years.  Pretty amazing given our wet environment – my fire wood ends up rotting after just 3 or 4 years.  So how did they die, and why are they still standing strong?Read More

Black Bear

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Black Bear Photo

Black Bear in Pedersen Lagoon.

An annual salmon run brings lots of black bears to the shores of Pedersen Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park.  I think I counted 13 separate bears over a two day period just within the lagoon!