Hey There! It’s Yogi Bear!

yogi_bear_yogi_bearWell, maybe not Yogi Bear because after all, he was at Jellystone Park, right? And I’m nowhere near Jellystone!

As you are probably aware, I am in Alaska and on Monday, we flew to Brooks Camp at Katmai National Park. We flew from Anchorage to King Salmon, changed to a seaplane (my first time!) and flew to Brooks Camp, landing on water!

Our room. Yes, we had bunkbeds!! Mine on the left. Hubby is on the right.

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You have probably seen the Brooks Falls on nature shows. The salmon must migrate UP these falls to get to their spawning area.
The bears? They are fattening up for winter.

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Some of the bears got closer than others. The guy below is a subadult.

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A couple of  younger bears. Notice that the younger, smaller bears are NOT directly at the falls. The “Big Guys” get those spots!

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If you want to check out the CURRENT action at the falls, there is a live cam!

https://explore.org/livecams/brown-bears/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

So I’ll share a couple of my videos.

One of the bears most popular with the visitors was a Momma and her FOUR cubs!

The last day, while I was waiting to fly out, I walked out the back door of the dining area and came face-to-face with a large Alaskan Black Bear. He looked at me, shrugged, and walked on!! I, on the other hand, might have hidden behind the door!  LOL LOL

I’m on a train today, leaving from Anchorage and arriving in Denali National Park this evening.

And I’ll leave you with one final video. This was a momma and her three cubs on 1 South between Anchorage and Girdwood.

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About Cynthia D'Alba

After living away from Arkansas since I left for college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, I have finally made it back to Hot Springs.

Posted on August 10, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. What an adventure you are having! Thank you for taking us all on the ride.

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  2. fun bear pics

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  3. Loved the bear videos and would love to hear more about travel in a sea plane. Should it be on my list of adventures?

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  4. Teresa Fordice

    Trip of a lifetime – so glad you are sharing it with us!!

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  5. Katherine Anderson

    Wow. Mommy bear with four cubs …. how great !

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  6. My best friend and I are wanting to plan a trip to Alaska. So I’m taking notes! Have fun.

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  7. emilly dickson

    I’ve always wanted to go there while the bears were getting salmon. The pictures were beautiful.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your adventure. the pictures and videos make you feel like you are there.

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  9. Fantastic pictures. Makes me feel like I’m right there with you sharing your adventure. What an amazing place that state is. I think everyone should see it at least once. And for those of us that can’t, we’ll live the dream vicariously thru you and your photos/videos

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  10. Loving the pics! Lovely! Thank you for sharing them.

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  11. What an adventure! Have a great time.

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