A Great Trip Needs An Extraordinary Destination ...Hallo Bay? ABSOLUTELY

Friday, June 29, 2012

Play Wrestling

Two young bears play wrestling in Hallo Bay
Photos courtesy of Brad Garasky



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bears in Hallo Bay

Brad recently guided some Dutch guests in Hallo Bay
and this is what they saw!

Photos courtesy of Brad Garasky

Monday, June 25, 2012

Bears and more Bears

All photos taken by our Camp Manager Brad

Our Part-Time Naturalist Guide Herb is going back home to Tennessee,
but he will be back in August.
We'll miss you Herb!

Camp Weather
Weather Conditions : Solid Overcast with light sprinkle
Visibility: 10 Miles
Ceiling: 500 Feet Broken
Wind: 2 mph out of the NW
Wind Gusts: 4 MPH
Current Temp: 47ºF
Low Temp Last Night : 47ºF
High Temp Yesterday: 64ºF
Barometric Pressure: 29.63 and Rising
Relative Humidity: 94%

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day-Trippers

You can be there too!
Book a Bear Viewing Trip Today!
Day-Trippers and Naturalist Guide DeWaine in Hallo Bay (photo courtesy of Trent Fluckey)
Bald Eagle in Katmai (photo courtesy of Trent Fluckey)

Photo Courtesy of Herb Payne



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Katami National Park

The following photos were taken at Hallo Bay Bear Camp
Photo courtesy of Brad Garaskky
Photo courtesy of Brad Garasky
Camp Weather
Weather Conditions : Clear & Sunny
Visibility: 40 Miles
Ceiling: Unlimited to 10k, then O2 becomes a factor
Wind: 0 mph out of the - -
Wind Gusts: 0 MPH
Current Temp: 46ºF
Low Temp Last Night : 42ºF
High Temp Yesterday: 59ºF
Barometric Pressure: 30.05 and Rising
Relative Humidity: 96% 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We're Back!

Sorry for the blog absence!
We have all been very busy lately, which is a good thing.
Film crews, Day-Trips, and Overnight Guests!
DeWaine doing what he does best! Bear Orientation
Simyra going out to camp for the season!
DeWaine and Day-Trippers at the airport ready to go Bear Viewing!

Friday, June 15, 2012

At the Airport

Guests ready to go bear viewing!

Trent helping a guest into the plane

Camp Weather
Weather Conditions : Solid Overcast with Rain & Fog
Visibility: 1-4 Miles Varying
Ceiling: 200-2000 Feet Varying
Wind: 14 mph out of the NE
Wind Gusts: to 24 mph
Current Temp: 46ºF
Low Temp Last Night : 45ºF
High Temp Yesterday: 53ºF
Barometric Pressure: 29.73 and Falling
Relative Humidity: 92%

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Brown Bears in Katmai

Photos taken on a recent Bear Viewing Trip
photo courtesy of Brad Garasky

photo courtesy of Brad Garasky
Camp Weather
Weather Conditions : Solid Overcast with occasional rain
Visibility: 12 Miles
Ceiling: 1500 Feet
Wind: 2 mph out of the NW
Wind Gusts: to 4 mph
Current Temp: 45ºF
Low Temp Last Night : 45ºF
High Temp Yesterday: 58ºF
Barometric Pressure: 29.87 and steady
Relative Humidity: 96%

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Spotted!

Great Horned Owls were spotted near our office in Homer!
Photo courtesy of Simyra Taback

They will be flying away soon!
Photo courtesy of Simyra Taback

Photo courtesy of Simyra Taback

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Out in the Field

Day-Trippers out in the Field in Hallo Bay
photo courtesy of Trent Fluckey

Naturalist Guide Herb in the Field

Photo courtesy of Trent Fluckey

Monday, June 11, 2012

More than just Brown Bears

Katmai National Park abounds in wildlife.
The following pictures were recently taken by our
naturalist guide Herb out in the field!
Fox (Photo Courtesy of Herb Payne)
River Otter (photo courtesy of Herb Payne)

Great Horned Owl (photo courtesy of Herb Payne)

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Even more Gift Shop Items!

Hats and Headbands by Colors of the Sea
Locally made

Luggage Tags and Cup Cozy by Nikki Welles
Locally made

Come by our office at 1529 Ocean Dr
Homer, Alaska!
See you soon!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Life of a Day-Tripper

You will see some amazing sights if you go out
with us on a Half-Day Bear Viewing Trip
to Katmai National Park
Brown Bear in Hallo Bay (photo courtesy of Brad Garasky)

Brown Bear in Hallo Bay (photo courtesy of Brad Garasky)
Plover in Hallo Bay (photo courtesy of Trent Fluckey)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

100 years ago...

Mount Katmai Erupted 
and changed the area known today as 
The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
which then led to the development of
Katmai National Park
Katmai Bay in early Spring
Steaming Volcano in Katmai National Park

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Camp staff

Headed out to Camp
Our cook Tanya, pilot Trent, and naturalist guide Herb
Tanya cannot wait to get to camp!

Monday, June 4, 2012

A look back to Camp Set-up

Now that the camp is fully functional and in operation
let's take a look back to the hard workers who put
it all together
Alex, Brad, & Trent after unloading the plane (Photo courtesy of Trent Fluckey)
Set-up crew: Mindy, Brad, & Alex (Photo courtesy of Trent Fluckey)
Curious Bear at the Point during Camp Set-up (photo courtesy of Alex Stuart)
Camp Weather
Weather Conditions : Solid Overcast
Visibility: 30 Miles
Ceiling: 1000' Feet
Wind: 3 mph out of the NE
Wind Gusts: to 5 mph
Current Temp:   46ºF
Low Temp Last Night : 45ºF
High Temp Yesterday: 53ºF
Barometric Pressure: 29.95 and falling
Relative Humidity: 92%