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Fr. Joe
August 6th, 2007, 10:50 PM
Hello Folks.

Just got back from Alaska. Had a great week visiting with family and friends, viewing all kinds of incredible wildlife and catching enough salmon to feed my entire parish! Here's a few highlights.....

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A big glacier at Johnstone Bay....provides some serious natural air conditioning!

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The beautiful Kenai River!

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Me and a heavy load of healthy sockeyes!

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A big bald eagle overlooking Skilak Lake.

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Look close and you'll see a grizzly bear roaming the beach.

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A mammoth Coho salmon!

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Fishing for rainbow trout in the bear infested Russian River.

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A bear claw mark at fish camp.

Also saw some big humpback whales, sea lions, moose and puffins, but couldn't get any good pics.


God Bless.

Fr. Joe

No.1 Hoyt
August 7th, 2007, 03:37 PM
wow thats awesome alaska looks beautiful.


did you do any flyfishing?

Mikie Day
August 7th, 2007, 03:43 PM
i would love to visit alaska ...congrats on your vacation and thanks for the pics

Fr. Joe
August 7th, 2007, 04:20 PM
wow thats awesome alaska looks beautiful.


did you do any flyfishing?

Yes. Those reds where all caught on fly rods. Man, what a battle!!!

runningwolf
August 10th, 2007, 01:04 PM
Wow! Looks like a real dream! I'd sure like to visit one day! The landscape looks beautiful!

tcooll77
August 10th, 2007, 07:16 PM
you catch any salmon while you where there? haha
that looks nice i hope to go someday

trip0321
October 19th, 2007, 10:59 PM
I just have one question . . . "How come you kept those minnows, anyway?":wink:

Great pictures that made me homesick. I lived on the Kenai Peninsula for 20 years and in Anchorage for 5. Hoping to get back there soon.

camotoe
October 20th, 2007, 02:03 PM
How many minutes between strikes? Bet it was a blast. Always wanted to go to Alaska...thanks for sharing the great pics.