Sunday, September 14, 2008

Day 4: Juneau

(by Jeff)

On day 4, we docked in Juneau, Alaska.

We first went to Mendenhall Glacier, which is just outside Juneau. While we were at the glacier, we saw a black bear. The bear came down a hill and went right under where we were standing on a bridge. It was so close that we could have reached down and touched it!

We next took a tour of a salmon hatchery. It was pretty interesting, but the best part was that there were several seals hanging around in the water just outside the hatchery. These seals were apparently smart enough to figure out that it's easy to catch fish right next to a hatchery. They were fun to watch as they caught several salmon.

Finally, we went to a salmon bake in the forest. We had a great meal of salmon, ribs, baked beans, cole slaw, and cornbread. After we ate, we took a short hike to a nearby waterfall.

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