Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska, 3rd by Lynn Readicker-Henderson, Ed Readicker-Henderson

By Lynn Readicker-Henderson, Ed Readicker-Henderson

This guidebook deals assurance of the heritage, tradition, geography and weather of Coastal Alaska and the interior Passage. The ebook good points areas to consume, attractions to determine, in addition to taking an in depth examine locations comparable to Ketchikan, the Aleutians, Kodiak, Seldovia and Glacier Bay, Tenakee.

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When & Where If you want to see bears, the best places to go are the Pack Creek area on Admiralty Island, the Anan Observatory in Wrangell (one of the very few places in the world where you can see black and brown bears together – although the blacks tend to hide when the browns come around), or Kodiak, which has bears everywhere. Bear Attacks While virtually every story you’ve ever heard about bear attacks is likely to be untrue, you do not want to mess with bears in the wild. They are not like Yogi waiting to steal a picnic basket.

Once returning to the site of its birth, the female lays up to 14,000 eggs. The fish in the run may be anywhere from three to seven years old; there is not a clear cycle for chinook. A full-grown fish has black spotting on its back and dorsal fin, and a line of black along the gum line. Trolling is your best bet for catching chinook, using herring as bait. There are regulations on catching chinook, particularly in Southcentral; check with Fish and Game before heading out. While the chinook is the trophy fish, a lot of people prefer the coho for eating.

They are distinguished by the way they swim and their shape at the waterline: their back forms a right angle as they dive. Whales do not generally show their tails above water unless they are sounding or diving deep – when you see the tail, that’s usually the last you’ll see of the whale. Humpback tails are as distinctive as human fingerprints, and scientists use the patterns on their huge, broad tails as means of identification. Whale Song One of the main points of study with humpbacks is their song.

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