Don’t Get Eaten! Bear Safety Tips

I’ve seen black, brown and grizzly bears in the wild numerous times now, I’ve never had a bad encounter with one so what follows is a summary of all the information I’ve gained from a variety of sources – from reading, from park rangers and from locals I met in Alaska. For me, bears are […]

Camping with Brown Bears in Katmai National Park

Bears are all over Alaska; facts vary but it is generally thought that over 30,000 grizzly/brown bears roam Alaska compared to just over 1,000 in the entire lower 48 states. Then of course there are black bears and polar bears, but my point is that despite there being a large number of bears, just turning […]

Yosemite National Park by Rental Car

10 – 11 September 2010 The drive to Yosemite National Park from Lake Tahoe took us through some really spectacular terrain from amazingly salty lakes to massive canyons. We saw birds, squirrels and what we believe was a Coyote on the way. [pe2-gallery class=”alignright” ] [/pe2-gallery] Upon arrival we checked into our canvas sided cabin […]