Last updated: October 9, 2017
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide in King Salmon, AK for pre-trip meeting by 6:30 pm. Lodging included at King Salmon Lodge. Meals on your own.
Our flight out the Alaska Peninsula departs in the morning. We fly over the Bering Sea Coast scanning the beaches, observing the fishing fleet, catching glimpses of volcanoes, and marveling at the enormous wilderness below.
July 24 - 25
Weather and wildlife will guide our activities. We will camp nearly a mile from the walrus colony as to not disturb them. Each day will start with a hike down the beach and across the tundra. Walrus can be observed from the beach or we can climb to the top of the bluffs for sweeping views up and down the Alaska Peninsula. Below, the walrus should be resting and bellowing. When not watching walrus or sea birds, we can wander the beach and tundra, enjoying this remote and unique landscape. Our weather-worthy camp turns the storm ravaged coast into a home away from home and allows us to focus on the wildlife we have come to see.
After a good breakfast we have a little time to explore. Mid-day we say our goodbyes to the coast and head back towards “civilization”. Weather permitting we arrive in King Salmon early in the evening and spend the night at a local lodge. Dinner on your own. Lodging included.
It’s a busy day in Katmai National Park. We start the day by flying from King Salmon to Brooks Camp. After a quick stop at the Park Service Visitors Center we walk up the Brooks River to Brooks Falls and spend the day watching bears. There should be lots of bears fishing and resting and the opportunities for observation and photography are outstanding. At days end we fly back to King Salmon and then Anchorage where the trip concludes.