Category: Camp Fire

Tall tales from the campsite

Homer Spit, AK – Halibut Fishing

August 3, 2011 One of the main things I want to do here in Alaska is fish. I want to catch a salmon and I want to catch a halibut. When Kyle saw the Dolly Varden I caught a few weeks back, he couldn’t… Continue Reading “Homer Spit, AK – Halibut Fishing”

Cordova: Hartney Bay Rd -mile 5 to Hartney Bay Rd – Mile 7

Friday, July 29 – Saturday, July 30 We woke up around 11 at a pullout at mile 6 of the Hartney Bay road. The spot was overlooking the water and green mountains. Its nearly impossible to fall asleep before midnight because its light out… Continue Reading “Cordova: Hartney Bay Rd -mile 5 to Hartney Bay Rd – Mile 7”

Cordova: Child’s Glacier CG to Salmon Bake and Hartney Bay Road – mile 5

We woke up at Child’s Glacier Campground and headed back to the glacier to eat breakfast and watch some more thunderous calving. The facade was a lot different than when we left it last night. Lots of action overnight. It was hard to peel… Continue Reading “Cordova: Child’s Glacier CG to Salmon Bake and Hartney Bay Road – mile 5”

Cordova: Copper River Hwy – mile 14 to Childs Glacier CG

We sat at Childs Glacier for a day and a half. The glacier is at the end of the Copper River Highway, 50 miles from Cordova. Literally, the end of the road. We think this road originally connected to McCarthy Alaska but now ends… Continue Reading “Cordova: Copper River Hwy – mile 14 to Childs Glacier CG”

Eielson Shuttle Bus

July 24, 2011 Today we had our third bear encounter in three days. You heard about our chocolate chip cookie bear yesterday and Brendan arrived back in camp after some front row bear interaction the day before. Michel stayed at camp today and Brendan… Continue Reading “Eielson Shuttle Bus”

Wonder Lake Shuttle Bus

July 23, 2011 We opted for shuttles for the next couple of days, as they allow you to get on and off the bus. As a rule, they won’t let you get off by wildlife, but the driver will drop you off 1/2 mile… Continue Reading “Wonder Lake Shuttle Bus”

Tundra Wilderness Tour

July 21, 2011: Last night we boondocked north of the park entrance. We had to push through some brush b/c the trail was over grown a bit. But the spot we found was worth it… …A really cool valley overlooking the Nenana river. On… Continue Reading “Tundra Wilderness Tour”

Happy Birthday Frank!

It’s still the 17th in Alaska! And it’s light out.

Cottonwood River, BC to Whitehorse, YT

Friday, July 15 Well. The “beautiful”, “listening to the river”, Cottonwood River experience turned out to be a total disaster. We were infiltrated by Mosquitos in the Ironhorse. Steve and I battled with them for a couple of hours as it seemed like they… Continue Reading “Cottonwood River, BC to Whitehorse, YT”

Stewart/Cassier Hwy: Boulder Creek Rest Stop to Cottonwood River

Thursday, July 14 So rest stops are awesome in Canada. They’re plentiful, they’re free, lots of them have pretty nice scenery, and there are pit toilets, even though we normally don’t use them bc they smell like crap. And, unlike in Australia and New… Continue Reading “Stewart/Cassier Hwy: Boulder Creek Rest Stop to Cottonwood River”