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Category Archive: Bear Viewing

Jul 30

Bear viewing for all…Brooks Camp is for everyone

Today Tom flew a family of four into Brooks Camp for a bear-viewing trip—a pretty normal flight for July. The young couple was on their honeymoon, but the twist was that the groom’s parents were along, and both were in wheelchairs. We questioned the logistics of taking two wheelchair bound folks in a floatplane, but …

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Jul 23

To Scare a Bear….

A passenger bound for a bear viewing trip at Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park explained that to scare away a bear, you should put your hands over your head, “because bears aren’t capable of doing that, and seeing it scares them.” Many of us have been bear guiding for years and have lots of …

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Jun 28

Bears are out in Chinitna Bay, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Bear viewing is in full swing in Chinitna Bay. Doug, our experienced bear guide, is leading small groups on great trips to see up to twenty bears grazing on sedge grass and even clamming. Chinitna Bay is on the south side of Lake Clark National Park. While the brown bears wait for the salmon runs, …

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Jun 14

Getting the gear right

Tourists have a lot of questions, understandably so—many people are getting on a small floatplane for the first time, going on a wild and scenic flight to remote destinations they have never been before. But today we had to call in a translator for an onslaught of questions about what to take bear viewing. Just …

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