Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nice Fall Weekend!

After a rainy last few days, the sun finally returned to Anchorage this weekend. It turned out to be a slightly crisp, but beautiful, fall weekend. We decided to get out Saturday afternoon and take advantage of the nice weather.
We walked around the park strip a little and noticed that some of the trees have already put on their fall foliage. These trees' leaves have already changed into a glorious gold.
 After dinner, we continued to walk around and just admire the mountains in the near distance. It is easy to get caught up in your everyday life and become jaded to this incredible natural beauty. However, every so often something just catches your attention and you realize how beautiful it really is here. As did these mountains around sunset Saturday evening.
 That's about our excitement for now. More bear pics soon!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Here are some more pictures Greg took on his first day at McNeil River.

 As you can tell, he got quite a few of bears protecting their fishing spot in the river.
Some bears had prime salmon spots and just waited to fish.
 The bears walked within 5-10 feet of him regularly throughout the day.
 Sometimes, the bears got into heated arguments that lasted several minutes.
 At one time there were 29 bears in the river!

 This fellow saw the skirmish and decided to wander on upstream! Probably a wise choice!