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Brown Bears of Alaska: Lake Clark National Park
Trip Overview
Join us on the journey of a lifetime this summer to photograph the majestic Brown Bears of Coastal Alaska.  Coastal Brown Bears are massive with adult boars regularly reaching weights of 1200 pounds as they gorge on salmon, clams & sedges on the stunning coastline of the Alaskan Peninsula. Our trip takes us to the shores of Lake Clark National Park where we will spend several days at a beautiful beach-front camp in the wilderness amongst the great bears. Lake Clark National Park is remote and about 150 air miles from Anchorage. There are no roads leading into the park and the only access is by bush-plane!

On this 5-day Tour / Workshop we will be immersed in Brown Bear Photography from the beginning until the end. The bears are extremely active in June along the coast as they gorge on abundant sedges and dig for clams. The bears congregate in food-rich locations along the coast of the Alaskan Peninsula every year after snowmelt to fatten up after their long hibernation.


On this trip you can often photograph 30-40 bears in one area as they fish, play and wrestle. Cubs of the year are still tiny this time of year and our Eco-Lodge is in a prime location to view and photograph mother’s as they walk along the shoreline with up to three cubs. Incredible images of giant Alaskan mountain back-drops are possible along the coast of Lake Clark National Park.

We’ll spend three nights at a beautiful Eco-Lodge along the coast of Lake Clark to maximize our photography during peak lighting conditions. Being right there gives us excellent access to the action going on around the bay and you will be able to capture thousands of excellent Brown Bear Photographs in just a few short days. Fantastic, full-frame images are possible with lenses ranging from 300mm to 400mm. Aside from Brown Bears we may also have the opportunity to photograph other species such as Moose, Fox, Wolf, Bald Eagles, Sea Otters and Harbor Seals.

Ready for Lake Clark? Join us this summer for the most spectacular coastal Brown Bear Photography Experience in Alaska!

Brown Bears of Alaska: Lake Clark National Park

5 Days / 4 Nights

Trip Price: $5495 double occupancy
+$200 single occupancy (Anchorage only – there are no single accommodations on-location)

Deposit: $2000

Fitness Level: 2
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Meals: Most meals included

Lodging: 4 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: Anchorage, Alaska

For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike with a daypack.


Group Size
This trip is limited to ten participants


Accommodation
We will be staying at a hotel in Anchorage, Alaska on the first night of the trip and at a beautiful rustic wilderness Eco-Lodge for the rest of the trip. Our lodge is situated along the coast of Lake Clark National Park and features a private chef, professional bear guides, comfortable beds and sturdy weather-port tents with heaters in each room.


Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates. We’ll have a group dinner in Anchorage the first night and then be eating fantastic meals at our Eco-Lodge after that. The food is fantastic!


Weather
The weather on the Alaskan Peninsula is variable in the fall. In past years we have had everything from beautiful, sunny fall days to overcast with light rain. Daytime temperatures are usually in the 50-60 Fahrenheit range and evenings are usually in the 40-50 Fahrenheit range. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.


Price Includes
Meals, ground transportation, bush plane to/from Lake Clark National Park, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.


Price Does Not Include
Airfare to/from Anchorage, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities.

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    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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