McNeil River State Game
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||Another great view of Mikfik
Creek and a few bears fishing. Other bears would graze in the tall grass surrounding the
||On our third night at McNeil, we were awoken to a loud
noise. My mom and I were not sure what had happened at first, but then saw the morning sun
shining through a hole in the tent. I quickly scrambled out the tent and saw that the hole
had bear slobber all over it! I then saw a bear walking away through the alders to the
left. So here is a picture of the hole the bear made.
||It was not a big hole, but he broke the pole right in half
with one small bite. I hate to think what would have happened if that was my arm. Well
lets just say that I didn't get much sleep the next night. I was very upset that my new
tent was ruined. I have sent it back to the North Face hoping they will replace it. I will
keep you posted.
||I had to throw in this picture of me in front of the cook
shack. Here I am ready to head out for a day of bear watching. I always kept my binoculars
around my neck on the hike out there. I ended up using them constantly.
||Another picture of "yours truly." The weather was
fantastic when we were there. It didn't rain a drop and I got very sun burned. I made it
back from Alaska with a great tan! I was expecting the worst (rain, wind), but got the
||A bear walking in front of us along Mikfik Creek.
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