Sunday, September 14, 2008

Day 5: Skagway

(by Jeff)

On day 5, we docked in Skagway, Alaska. We went on (what they called) an evening wildlife expedition. We took a 45-minute boat ride to Haines, Alaska, and then took a bus ride up into the mountains. We went to the Chilkoot River, where we were able to see several bald eagles and other wildlife. But we were most excited to see the grizzly bears. We stopped by the river and watched as an older bear and an older cub fished for salmon in the river. It was amazing to watch!

We then went to Chilkoot Lake, a beautiful glacier-fed lake. We took a hike through the forest and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

On our bus ride back down to the ferry, we saw two different grizzlies fishing in the river, but we didn't have time to stop and take more pictures because we had to get back to our boat.

The older bear

The cub

Chilkoot Lake

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