Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska (July, 2015)

While You Are There: Hike. And try not to get eaten by a bear. And if you make it back to Homer, enjoy the restaurants on the spit.

Why It’s On My List: Everything I saw in Alaska was stunning, but this park has the added bonuses of having to take a water taxi (or plane) to get there and having to a use a hand tram, which is really heavy and difficult to pull, to get across parts of trails. The water taxi driver dumped me off at the trail head and basically said “Good luck, I’ll meet you at the pickup point at 5pm.” And then I was off into the wilderness. You have to figure out where the pickup point is and how much time you are going to need to get there. And, of course, the glacier views were magnificent.

For this year’s A-Z Blog Challenge, I’ve decided to showcase 26 of my favorite places in the world. I’ve only been to 22 of the 196 countries, so I’ve got some more travelling to do, but these places are well worth a visit.

2 thoughts on “Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska (July, 2015)

  1. If you want to see bears, take one of the float plane trips. They are expensive but worth every penny to get way out in the wilderness. But don’t do the big commercial ones. I did the Wolverine Creek one out of Soldotna, We were the only two in the boat with the guide and we went up and down the creek following the bears. We watched a brother and sister playing in and out of the water for almost an hour. Be sure to go in salmon season too for the best chances! We also saw a lot of moose on the flight out there and got to dip down close to a massive glacier a few times.


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