Alaska 2013, Day 50, Haines Day 1
Sunday July 21, 2013
Chilkoot State Park
We drove over to Chilkoot State Park to look for bears. Their sockeye run is so bad they closed it to sport fishing. However there were still people fishing the river. They were using spoons so I guess they are fishing kings or coho. Across the bridge peope had spotted a brown bear and cub that had gone into the woods. It walked maybe 100' back in then layed down. I guess it is used to the fisherman and the cars. It had a small cub (this year). We drove to the end of the road beyond the bridge, maybe 1 mi and back and the bear and cub were still there. (Lighting was bad for a pic)
We saw some seals hauled out on a small rock just off shore. The rock was just big enough for 4 seals.
There are 2 small campgrounds beyond the ferry dock on the way to Chilkoot State Park. Nice places to stay if you want to be away from town and right on the beach.