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Bear Glacier is the longest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, at 13 miles, and Bear Glacier Lagoon is a popular kayaking destination.
The Bear is no longer a tidal glacier. Several hundred years ago, the glacier laid down enough terminal moraine to cut itself off from the sea. Bear Glacier now ends at a small, freshwater lake. The lake, which often has icebergs floating in it, has a surface area of 3.5 square miles, and runs 300-500 feet deep.
The lagoon, took on the nickname, Halibut Cove while we were fishing. One of us hooked a nice halibut when fishing for salmon. Unfortunately, patience was a lost virtue, and the halibut was lost as well. To be fair, landing a nice halibut with a salmon rig is no easy feat.
A friend, and former resident of Alaska, was in town last week, and we were able to get out and do a little site-seeing, Alaska style. Above the tree line, there was a steady breeze, and absolutely no mosquitos. Not a bad way to revisit Alaska’s Interior.
I spent much of Saturday hiking the trails from Murphy Dome, which lies 25 miles or so, northwest of Fairbanks. Not surprisingly, there was a fair amount of snow still up high, although the trails were mostly snow free. It was a beautiful day to be out & about, with only a few rain drops making it to me from far away, when the wind was just right.
As luck would have it, this was the only shot I took with the digital today, the rest were all film shots. Time will tell if anything turns out worth sharing, but this gives one an idea of the country.