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Summer 2021 Update: COVID 19 Edition.

As we all continue to monitor travel changes from the Coronavirus Pandemic, we wanted to provide an update on our plans for the 2021 summer. We are operating this summer! …

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The ABC’s of Hybridization of Brown Bears and Polar Bears

By Bjorn Dihle First published in Alaska Magazine, December 2019.   The rainforest brown bear of Southeast Alaska’s ABC Islands (Admiralty, Baranof, Chichagof, Yakobi and Kruzof Islands) might be more …

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Participant COVID Expectations

COVID-19 Participant Information: As we plan for more exciting trips in 2021, we are reflecting on the successes of 2020. Thank you to everyone who came exploring with us this …

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Our COVID-19 Plan

  PURPOSE: The following policies and procedures is to address employee and client safety and adherence to State of Alaska Health Mandates concerning the COVID 19 Pandemic. These policies and …

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Juneau Carbon Offset

The impact of a trip to Pack Creek is small, making it is easy to compensate for. Traveling in float planes and vans, there are some inherent impacts in what …

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Night on Earth: Netflix

We’re celebrating the release of the new Netflix series “Night on Earth.” In late August, 2018, Bjorn Dihle and I flew into a remote community tucked among glacial rivers and …

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Spring Bear Camp

Our goal with any of our trips is to offer you the same trip that we would put together for our friends or family. We believe we have the best …

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Bears and Humans Wait for Salmon

I went out fishing before work. Rumors abound, there are fish around. I didn’t catch anything, but I saw fish jumping. They are coming in! From their long pelagic sojourn, …

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Happy Birthday Jane

Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall This is such a classic story. An intense, committed young scientist, charismatic wildlife, a captivating narrator (Orson Welles!) and one of the great stories of meeting …

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A Small Piece of Ken Leghorn’s Legacy

Ken was guiding in Alaska before I was born. So I can’t say much about his early years up here. I’ll leave that to friends and family. They explored the …

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Chris Morgan, Jeff Bridges and the Grizzly

Ecologist Chris Morgan made this lovely piece with Legend Jeff Bridges. I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Chris a little bit through my work in conservation. Chris is …

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A Good Bear Encounter

This past summer, I had a great bear encounter with a small group of guests. The bear was relaxed and walked by, maybe 10 or 12 yards away. Brown bears, …

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July and August filling fast

Hi folks, Early July has only a few seats left for Pack Creek. We have a scattering of availability in late July. Waterfall Creek presents some great opportunities starting late …

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The zen of watching bears. A Conversation with Northwest Navigation

I spent some time chatting about bears and the Pack Creek experience with our friends at Northwest Navigation Co. (Home of the M/V David B). We team up with them …

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Brown Bear Viewing Guidelines

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 …

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The Old Girl Lives

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 …

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The Grandeur of the Fortress of the Bears

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 …

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6 Tips for Great Bear Viewing

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 …

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Customize Your Trip

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 …

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New Peak Season Dates!

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 …

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