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Alaska Bear Cam
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Have fun...

https://www.explore.org/livecams/brown-b...ooks-falls
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Oh man, you are right up my alley there, and in the same general area where I grew up before being shipped off to military school.   Spiteful

To be honest, we never went to that side of Cook Inlet, because there were no decent roads leading there from Anchorage.  You really had to fly in if you were going to go there.  So, we stuck pretty much around the Kenai Peninsula to the south, Valdez to the east, and Palmer to the north.   As a boy scout, associated with the military, we were able to go to all sorts of places.  

And fish?  I started out with the Eagle River area, which was next door to Fort Richardson, but Dad really enjoyed the Kenai River area, which was south of Anchorage.  There were really two types of fish we went after: Dolly Vardon, which were good eating and easy to get almost anywhere.  We used to call them trout, because they didn't spawn like salmon, but they really weren't trout.  And then there was the Sockeye salmon.  I'll take sockeye over any other salmon, because they have the best taste.

I don't guess you spent much time in the West Coast area, but from Vancover all the way up to the place where the Aleutians started, the countryside was the most ruggedly beautiful place in the world.  And the glaciers, with their glacier fed lakes..........Holy Cow, were they cold!

If you go to the Google Map where that Brooks Falls place is, the water is quite warm, because there are no glaciers anywhere above it.  But it empties into Naknek Lake, which is a Huge three part lake.  And the lake is fed from several glaciers that melt directly into them.  Even the satellite map lets you know which is the coldest of the lot, and how it spreads out as it moves out to the sea.  Brrrrr.  I went to a summer camp during two summers, just north of Palmer, and one of the lakes we swam in was glacier fed.  The temperature difference was like night and day.  

I enjoyed Alaska more than anywhere else during my life.   S22
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I was stationed on Vancouver Island for seven years while in the Navy.
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And speaking of bears...................

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