12/4/2012 YOU RULE!

Brown bear or Black bear?  Doesn’t matter when you have claws like these two… YOU RULE!

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11/16/2012 We flew over in an “Otter”…

When the plane pulls away you know it will return BUT for a few brief hours you are living the dream.  You, your guide, an abundance of fish, bears and scenery.  Later that afternoon we were the only ones on the return flight and I was delighted to perform the co-pilot duties.   We flew over in an “Otter”  and were  guided by  ”Badger”.   Wolverine Creek, Alaska

10/9/2012 … kind of mad at myself…

I have lost a dvd with pictures from our 2007 trip to  Wolverine Creek. This bear swam around the boat numerous times and stopped and snacked on lily pads.  I have looked everywhere and I finally gave up and scanned the picture from my album.  Makes me sad, makes me kind of mad at myself that I lost something that I value.  I will continue to look and just like the other day I will probably find two other things that I looked for earlier!

6/7/2012 Give them room..

An amazing day to see several bears fishing and playing… but to see a cub nuzzling his (her) mother!  Words can’t describe!  I don’t have a super long lens and I was about 30 feet away in a boat.  Everyone stops fishing when the bears come to the creek.  The stop fishing rule is for safety, but just think about it…. When something this special and this big comes into your space you move over and give them room.

1/12/2012 One of those day you will never forget!

We (Robert & Peggy Smith, Jack and I and our guide, Reubin Payne ) were sitting in a boat about 15 feet from this boat.  Everyone was looking at a huge bear (check out the picture of 1/5/2012… that’s the bear that was sitting on a rock and quickly jumped in the water after a salmon).  I don’t think that the guys in this boat were aware of how close the bear was to them.  Wolverine Creek is always one of those days that you will never forget.

1/5/2012 Oh, I remember this day…

There were 6 bears that swam around us that were fishing, just like us. This big boy jumped in and got his fish! I have video of the other bears swimming around us. Wolverine Creek is a fly across the Gulf of Alaska. The plane puts you and your guide down and comes back later that day. It is an amazing experience. We just got a call from Tony at the cabins in Alaska. He has a spot for us!  YEAH! Come on 8/1/2012.