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Re: Seven Days in Kenai Fjords Natl Park
I went kayaking in Aialik Bay for a week back in the late '80s. I saw my first bald eagles, salmon runs, and grizzly bears, paddled through ice soup, played hide and seek with the seals, fished for my dinner and basically lived in a beer commerical. All that was missing was the Swedish Bikini Team! This was before the cruise boats put the Bay on their visit list; the only signs of human life were a couple of park service cabins and a ranger station in the bay. And the rangers were happy for the company. We let them share our beer and Jack Daniels, they let us sleep on the floor of their cabin (it was raining pretty hard and our tent leaked like a sieve). Here are two pictures from my long ago vacation: me paddling through the mess around Aialik glacier, and us camping right near the same pile of ice. This was in the summer.
Congrats on the cover! Enjoy those 15 minutes.