Close encounters are thrilling. Having a bear walk by at close range makes my heart pound every time. When we go into bear country we find that our guests often have very high expectations for bear encounters. These expectations might come from seeing photos taken with powerful telephoto lenses and film footage of bears at extremely close range. Sometimes bears come close, other times their […]
There is a famous bear at Pack Creek. A matriarch of the meadow who has been there for decades. No one is sure how old she is. But we can confirm that as of yesterday, she is still here! One of these winters will likely be her last. Throughout this past winter we all wondered and speculated. She had ended the summer looking thin and […]
This video captures the spirit of everything I love about a day at Pack Creek. Taylor has bottled the feel of a trip to Pack Creek. He captures warm smiles and the grandeur of the land. Of course, there are bears. Pack Creek is in a protected Wilderness. Thanks to the efforts of previous generations, the land will take its own course without our efforts […]
For bear viewing trips, sitting quietly can help the bears feel comfortable in the open where we can see them. We are lucky that these bears have often seen people before, so we don’t need to hide or be totally silent. However, sitting still is an useful skill to cultivate. Go to Bear Country You need to be where the bears need to be. Wild […]
For groups of 5, we can customize many of the elements of your adventure. Flight Seeing There is lots to see around Juneau, from the magnificent granite walls of the fjords to Juneau’s icefield and glaciers. Weather permitting we can add additional flight seeing time by the hour and then subsequent half hours. Timing We’ve scheduled our tours to take advantage of the best tides […]
Happy to report that we added a few more trips during Peak Season at Pack Creek. Look for your desired dates or give us a call at 907-209-5432 to set up your bear adventure.
Our friend Bradley Trevor Greive was along when we shot this little promo in May. When most people think about great bear viewing, they think of the salmon runs of July and August. However, May and early June are outstanding opportunities to see bears actively foraging in the meadows and looking for mates. Alaskan travelers who want to see bears on an early-season excursion have […]
Bjorn Dihle intimidated me when I first moved to Alaska. I met him at a party where he fed a crowd with wild food he had gathered. He had seen plenty of kids like me come to his hometown. For me, just moving to Alaska was an adventure, but he had a reputation for disappearing on long rugged wilderness trips and fascinating bear stories. Lucky for […]