Monday, August 13, 2012

The Bears of The Kisaralik
August 13, 2012

Following the 2012 Georgetown Tribal Council Annual meeting, I had the opportunity to travel the banks of the Kisaralik.  As I spoke with tribal members following the meeting about my upcoming trip, I was given these pieces of information about the Kisaralik:

  1. For many, visiting the Kisaralik was a favorite childhood past-time.
  2. It’s beautiful.
  3. The fishing is tremendous
  4. Watch out for bears...there are a lot of them!

So I was excited for the trip, if not a bit apprehensive.  
So what’s the verdict...True or False?
Here are some photos from our trip that should answer that question.

The Kisaralik River - it IS Beautiful.

A Brown bear takes a swim, then shakes it off.

This mama bear checks us out before proceeding along the bank with her two cubs.
Having survived the trip, I can attest to three of these four observations.  I know, I doesn’t count unless you have the picture to prove it - well you’ll have to take my word on that one...we caught grayling, Dolly Varden and Rainbow trout.  Not only that, but we were able to gather information and pictures regarding salmon in their natural spawning grounds.  

As for childhood memories/favorite past times,  I can only imagine, but I’d love to hear the stories you may have from your visits! 

Email me at to share, I’d love to post your stories too.  

OH and 
did I mention it’s beautiful there?

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