Brown Bear

This picture was taken on a penninsula off Lynn Canal outside of Juneau by someone Mike works with.
I understand you don't want to mess with the Brown Bears. They are sure cute to look at, but they can be very hazardous to your health!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

With a little help from my friend ...

So, I am not in Juneau...but I do happen to have AMAZING friends there and they are out enjoying the wonderful world of Southeast Alaska. This is a little bit of what they are seeing!

These photos are courtesy of my dear friend Linda. She and her husband went to the Glacier and got to have a nice visit with this young cub. At first he was just sleeping balanced on a tree branch, but he woke up and listened to Linda talk to him for a while. I sure hope to get back up there to grab more photos, but I am going through my images, so there will probably still be more posting in the future (between what I have and what Linda sends to me - surely we have stuff to share!!!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A little bit of Juneau, Alaska

Our travel plans dropped us back in Juneau for just moments, but I was able to get a few photos before we got back on the ferry to head to Prince Rupert.
We made a quick stop to at Mendenhall Glacier to see the giant calvings that have been taking place in the ice and the beautiful Fall colors. Walked around the trail of time. Took a photo of the East Glacier Trail sign, although we didn't have time to hike it unfortunately. Then we headed over to Statter Harbor to walk around a bit...we even got a visit from an adorable little harbor seal. before our ferry ride on the Matanuska.

Friday, October 8, 2010

A little bit of Haines, Alaska

Here are a few images from Haines in September 2010. It was rainy & cold and at times, there was snow mixed in. The snow dusted the mountains and came pretty low the day we left Haines. It had to be in the 30°s while we were there...brrrrrr

The Chilkoot Barracs is a national historic site in Haines.

The government built a permanent Army post here in the early 1900's.

We took the Haines Highway to Canada (turned around) and came back to Haines. In the picture below, you will see the beauty of Autumn along the Haines Highway and the snow covered mountains in the background are in British Columbia, Canada.

The cutest little sight. As we drove along we saw this 'Honey Moon Hotel' and just had to stop for a photo.

There were Trumpeter Swans swimming in a river. You can see the leaves that have already fallen in the water. It was very beautiful and peaceful. The swans were very calm and didn't seem to be bothered by us stopping to get their photo.
The gray colored ones are immature swans.

As we drove around town we saw this boat wreck. It just looked so neat and there was a little park near it, so you can have a picnic (if you don't mind the rain).
I love the Native Artwork in Alaska. There are many wood carvings with brightly colored designs.
These guys were fly-fishing in the rain. It was cold, but I guess if you get some yummy salmon then it was worth it, right?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Why we didn't drive NORTH afterall...

We planned to make a trip north to Haines, AK and then driving north through the Yukon and parts of Alaska we hadn't been before. Our plans changed. It all started as we drove onto the fast ferry. We made it to Haines, and started toward the Canadian Border.Shortly after arriving in Canada the rain turned into slush.The snow started...and then it continued... and kept coming. ugh.
We turned around and started making a new plan. We decided we better head south if we wanted to get out before winter was over. Along the drive, we got to see some rock ptarmigans, and some beautiful snow covered trees, and before long we were back in Alaska.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Point Bridget

Today Mike went for a hike to Point Bridget.
Alyx & I went last Summer and got these first two pictures (the trail sign and the picture of the trailhead) we were joined by a blackbear - which we didn't photograph.
Sometimes you gotta know when to take a picture and when to walk away...we walked away. Mike took the last four pictures today (with his cell phone's camera). It is really a beautiful place. He said he didn't see any wildlife, just a few other hikers.
This is such a beautiful hike. It takes you past a forestry cabin and to the ocean.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Hike to Mendenhall Glacier...

Mike & his friend Todd took a hike (6.8 mile round trip) up West Glacier Trail yesterday in the 85° Sunny weather.
Mike said it was an amazing thing to actually stand on the glacier.
I am so glad he had the opportunity to go and have this experience.
These are a few pictures he took of the ice with is cell phone:Apparently the sun causes the ice to melt and the glacier has these streams of amazing BLUE water on top.
Wow!I have been asking him to take pictures for two years! I think he did a great job & can't wait to see more pictures from him!
Feel free to leave a comment to let him know what you think.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I took a little break...

I don't know if anyone noticed, but I took a little break from blogging for a short time. Just disappeared. If you didn't notice, that is ok...but it happened. I'm back.

If you visit my blogs, I would love if you left a comment now and again. I don't hear from many people but if you are here, feel free to drop a note and let me know how you are doing or what you think about what I am doing.

Come visit us in Alaska!!!

Black Bear & Cubs 7/23/09