S: Fly Fishing in Alaska 2012
BC: The Staff: Brandon, Matt, Ted, Russ, Patrick, Blake & Nate (helicopter pilot)
FC: Fly Fishing in Alaska August 2012 An EPIC Adventure!!
1: Layover in Anchorage | Lake Hood Seaplane Base The busiest sea plane base in the world
2: The main drag in Anchorage | Balto - Hero of Alaska | typical Alaskan fare | Heading out to King Salmon
3: Arrival at King Salmon International | baggage claim - we don't need no stinkin' conveyor belts. | 5 star accommodations | World Renown Dining
4: Helicopter Ride from King Salmon to Camp | The weather was a bit dicey! | Sandhill Cranes | Impression of an old wagon train route
5: Heli-pad along the tidal basin
6: Safari Camp | our tent is the one in full view | guess what old man slept om the left? | Our view from the front door | The Mess Tent
7: To the left - Harley's Hill | The Observation Table Center of all social interaction (weather permitting!) | To the right - Nakalilok Bay (on the Pacific) | Signpost to all the important places
8: And everywhere, there are Bears!! | Mama Bear fishing in the Tidal Basin with her three cubs | This seaweed and these jellyfish were everywhere at low tide
9: In the distance - Mount Chiginagak, an active volcano! | Across the tidal basin - The Ridge | The Land Before Time
10: And finally, the Most Important Place in Camp | If the hat's hanging, the road is closed | The view from the throne - nothing else like it on Earth
11: First Day of Fishing The Tidal Basin | Randy's Native name: "He who casts like Drunken Eskimo, but catches many fish" | A nice Chum - hooked in the tail! | The guides were always on guard. Here are Brandon and Ted
12: Eddie didn't do too bad, either! | The next cover of Fly-fishing Magazine | And a nice male Pink Salmon
13: The weather turned, so we went halibut fishing... | caught a couple of 12-14 pounders... | then Randy hooks THE BIG ONE!! | A Whopping 35 Pounds!
14: Fishing Nakalilok Bay | Yes; the bears fish the beach, too! | The Boneyard
15: Fishing didn't happen, so we climbed the Dune and took a nap | View of the Camp from the Dune | This is where we're going fishing next...
16: Fishing the Back Creek More Pinks - and the Bear! | YO BEAR!!! YO!!! | High tide comes fast around here
17: The Basin filling up at high tide; the Bay is in the distance | Hiking to the top of the ridge above the Camp
18: Walking through the blueberry patch | Our furry friend doesn't really care about us | The winter storage shed
19: Fishing for Dolly Varden Upstream from the Camp | Uh, that looks like a bear... | running straight at me... | Hey, Randy, where'd you go??
20: Eddie and Brandon hike The Ridge | Caribou and Moose tracks | Salmon Berries
21: View of the Dolly fishermen from up on the Ridge | The true meaning of trail blazing | Back across the Basin, to Camp | The Ridge
22: View of the Bay | Monk's Cap (aka Wolfsbane) Salmonberry Magpie
23: The end of The Ridge
24: Finding our way back down, bushwhacking again | This eagle flew by as we finished our hike
25: And back to fishing!
26: Hiking to the Waterfall | through the Tall Grass... | up the Rugged Streams... | through the Thick Woods... | pause for Watermelon Berries | Across the Tidal Basin... | Caribou scrapings
27: The Waterfall
28: Heli-Fishing in Yantarni Bay | Queue the theme song from MASH | The bears really like this spot, too! | Yantarni Creek with a nice rainbow
29: The weather was very windy, but we still managed to get our first Silver | Some big Chums, too.
30: The Last Day - starting with a beautiful sunrise
31: Heli-fishing II back to Yantarni Bay
32: Double dipping with a silver and a chum | Another nice male Pink
33: Fresh Pink Salmon grilled over an open fire on the beach | Post lunch nap | Delicious!!!
34: Harold from Holland and Andy from Vancouver | Leaving Camp | The flight up the coastline
35: Beaver Dams | Glaciers | We land on Wide Bay, where Randy goes where no man has gone before...
36: The flight from King Salmon to Anchorage | Colliding Glaciers Anchorage to Seattle flight
37: Sunrise on flight from Seattle to Austin (after sleeping in the Seattle Airport!) | Mount Ranier