OK, so I cheated.  But I was on my way up to Fairbanks and from there to ANWR, so I was pressed a bit for time.  I flew into Anchorage, rented a car, and drove down to the Kenai Peninsula.  I was able to enter Kenai Fjords NP and walk part way up the snowy, watery, dangerous hill toward Exit Glacier.  I figured that my exiting was a good idea, and I spent the rest of the morning at the moraine and seeing where the glacier had once been.

I thought about taking one of the boat tours, but 40 degree weather and rain didn’t really appeal to me.  Maybe it should have.  We didn’t get much rain up in ANWR, and what we did was at night.  It would be a different story in 2009.

That afternoon, I day hiked to Crescent Lake, outside of the Park.  I think I was too cavalier about the idea of running into bears.  I didn’t, but it is easy to forget when one is in boreal forest.


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