If you choose to stay the extra night at our lodge the extra day is spent at a “wild” river on a wilderness tour. We cross Knight Inlet pass through Thompson Sound to the Kakweikan River and spend a day with Trapper Rick. The scenery on BC’s mainland in breathtaking and the wildlife viewing provides a reasonable chance of grizzly bear sightings. Bears are viewed below the falls at Rick’s cabin or on the road to the cabin. In this case it was on the road and we wait until the bear decides to let us pass. Having guided for the past twelve summer I can say that seeing a grizzly bear at Rick’s is a different sensation than see one from a viewing stand on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River.
Steller sea lions range throughout the Pacific Rim (from northern California to Northern Honshu in Japan, and to the Bering Strait). About 70 percent of the Steller sea lion population reside in Alaska. They do not migrate like some pinnipeds, but they do move seasonally to different feeding and resting areas. Late May and early June as well as September and October seem to be the time of the year when there are more sea lions in our area. However over the past several years more have remained in the area all year. In the water they do not seem that large but they are curious and often visit us as we watch them on shore (see tomorrows posting).
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