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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00
 
Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00
 
Anchorage Winter Twilight Photo Tour
"Starting from historical Stewart’s Photo Shop on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage (unless Anchorage area hotel pickup is pre-arranged). This tour travels in a comfortable customized tour van along the Cook Inlet Coast. The first stop is Beluga Point where you'll photograph scenic views of Turnagain Arm a constantly changing ancient glacial fjord. Next up is McHugh Creek where you’ll take a short .5 mile (.8 km) hike to photograph this picturesque river cascading down a craggy mountainside or as winter progresses intricately shaped rivulets of ice. Afterwards visit Glen Alps
From $169.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Buskin River State Recreation Site

Sunrise against Barometer

Here I have the sun rising to my back and the red early morning sun is adding extra color to Barometer Mountain. This shot is taken right from the parking lot at the Buskin Beach. The trail up the...
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Jan 02, 2004

Watch the Bald Eagles and seagulls feed

In late October to November you can watch the Bald Eagles and seagulls feeding on the last of the Silver Salmon. They are the latest running of the Buskin River Salmon so they are the last to die in...
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herzog63
Jan 01, 2004

Fox in the park

You can spot fox in the Buskin area as the feed on the trash left by campers (Please don't make a mess and leave it) and the fish carcuses near the river. We have several kinds of fox here. This one...
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herzog63
Jan 01, 2004

Signing the paper on Pyramid Mountain

At the peak of Pyramid Mountain you will find a Glass Jar with a paper in it. Most people that make it to the top sign it and place it back in the jar. It is interesting to see that it's signed from...
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herzog63
Jan 01, 2004

Climb Pyramid Mountain

The start of the most popular climbing trail for Pyramid Mountain is located at Milemarker 5.7 on the Anton Larsen Bay Road......so you go past the golf course just a couple of miles. You can't miss...
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herzog63
Jan 01, 2004

Sitka Black Tailed Deer

Sometimes in the early morning you can spot Sitka Black Tailed Deer right along the road. But the usually move away from the traffic areas by mid morning. I've seen them crossing the river a couple of...
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herzog63
Jan 01, 2004
 
 
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Trails

The Buskin River State Recreation Site doesn't have a ton of trails as it is a very small park but there are a couple of nice walks to take. There is one that is located near the Kodiak National...
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Jan 01, 2004

Views of the park from Pillar Mountain

You can get an easier overview of the park from the top of Pillar Mountain. It's located directly behind the city of Kodiak and there is a road that goes to the top. Unlike Barometer Mountain which...
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Dec 31, 2003

View from above.......

If you enlarge this photo you can see that the Buskin River State Recreation Site is actually quite small in land size. It is basically the upper one- eighth of the photo is all it is. In the photo we...
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herzog63
Dec 30, 2003

Mouth of the Buskin River at low tide

When the tide is extremely low like this the fisherman move upstream as the salmon have a hard time to come into the river as the river is only a few inches deep at the wide points. But it's a nice...
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herzog63
Dec 30, 2003

Field of Daisies

As you turn on to the Buskin River State Recreation Site access road (In Summer) you will see a huge field of Daisies!! It looks quite nice as there is a little bit of Lupine mixed in with it.
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Dec 31, 2003

Top 5 Buskin River State Recreation Site Writers

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