Aug 2016

Adios Anchorage

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We arrived in Anchorage on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) and checked in to the finest RV park in Anchorage. Alaska is part of the the United States, but in many ways it is a different country. The finest RV park in Anchorage (the biggest city in Alaska) has very tight unlevel dirt sites with only 30 amp electrical hookups. Read More...

Visiting Redoubt Mountain Lodge

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There is only one parcel of private property located on Crescent Lake deep in the heart of Lake Clark National Park. (If you have not read about Lake Clark National Park you might want to read the previous blog post before reading this post.) Located on this five acre parcel of property is Redoubt Mountain Lodge. We found the lodge on the internet while searching for bear viewing opportunities early last spring. After reading about it we contacted them to make reservations. They had one opening for the 2016 season. We booked the last cabin for the two days that it was available. We wanted to stay at least four days, but at least we were able to get two days. We called and emailed several times hoping for cancellations, but it did not happen. Read More...

Lake Clark National Park

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The National Park Service describes Lake Clark National Park as "a land of stunning beauty where volcanos steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect in turquoise lakes." I agree with the description, but they forgot the glaciers, waterfalls, loons and the other wildlife that inhabit the area. Lake Clark National Park is a back country park. There are no roads, there are no campgrounds. The only way to get there is by small plane. Read More...

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

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Several years ago we saw a BOW flyer posted on a bulletin board in a West Virginia Forest Ranger's office. BOW - Becoming an Outdoors Woman, is a weekend workshop for women. The program offers classes on all kinds of outdoor skills. Since that time, I have checked in every state we have stayed in for any length of time to see if they have a BOW program. Alaska offers BOW through Alaska Fish and Game. I signed up for the program and was accepted. Read More...