Sunday, August 21, 2011

Salmon Glacier Sightseeing Trip

We didn’t leave the motorhome until around 2pm this afternoon as it had been raining most of the day and finally cleared up a little.  We crossed the border to Hyder, Alaska and we just had to get this photo of this golf cart that has been converted to a snow plow.

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We planned to take a drive to see Salmon Glacier as we were blocked by snow on our last visit here in 2009.  We decided to stop at the bear viewing walkway first and were fortunate to be there when the grizzly sow and her cub were indulging in chum salmon.  The sow spent most of her time in the river catching salmon.

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The cub is beginning to get curious about things and apparently wanted to learn a little bit more about the two legged creatures up on the walkway.

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And there was some play time.

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And some food to eat too.

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Clouds were beginning to lower in the valley, but we were also lucky enough to get some good views of Salmon Glacier.  This is a photo of the toe of the glacier also known as the terminus.

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And here’s a view of Salmon Glacier from the summit.

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We continued on the road another 6 miles for a view of Berendon Glacier.

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And here are a couple of photos from the Granduc Mine site.

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On the way back to the RV, we stopped again at the bear viewing area, but the bears weren’t around this time.  We wandered around for a short while, then headed back to the motorhome for the evening.

3 comments:

Linda A. said...

You have gotten many spectacular
pictures..sure enjoying them.
Oohh, rain and cool weather,
looks wonderful!!
I'll have to say, our summer here
in central Calif has been a much
cooler one...but no rain and
scenery is looking dry.
Enjoy!

Judy and Luke Rinehimer said...

Glad you saw the bears. When we were there, it was too early. No salmon, no bears. Did you have a meal at "The Bus" in Hyder? Funky!

IdahoRV said...

We didn't go to the Bus in Hyder. When we were here 2 years ago it was for the opening of dinners at the Glacier Inn. We had a burger there our first night here.