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Wolf on the beach

I got out of the tent and started walking... barefoot... Now, it's Alaska and barefoot is not the usual mode.  But it was June and the sun was out, just topping the mountains and filling the beach.  The light was low and the shadows long.  I walked the beach and spent a lot of time watching for pointy bits... but oh the tracks.  Bear tracks, raven tracks, wolf tracks and gull tracks.  Took a zillon photos and figured that if nothing else happened photographically that weekend I'd be happy...

 

As we sat at the edge of the grass watching over the beach and bay... a lone wolf walked across the sand to the river mouth.  Looking in our direction once in a while but not particularly concerned.

Tent on the beach with LaPerouse Mt, Crillon Mt and Mt. Bertha in the background
  Down to the water, looking.  Then back towards us the way it had come but a little closer.... click click click... It went down the beach then right into some low breaking waves after something.  Didn't pull out anything though.

 

With the tent packed we started across Taylor flats.  Pumping up the pack rafts and crossing glacier outflow streams if they were to deep to wade.  Eventually we got to the west side of the flats.  Big stream coming out of the Brady.  Crossed it with the pack rafts no problem.  Then tried to get up to one of the bigger lakes but oh!  ice on the lake.  Back to the flats and camped out. Next day hiked up on the glacier.  Many glaciers here are covered with rocks - big ones, little ones, right down to sand.  The areas where they end are often flat, and the Brady where is meets Taylor Bay is is mix, some flattish areas some steep crevasses and seracs.  It is easy to walk on the flattish areas if the rock coverage is high.  We managed to hike around the southwest end of the Brady for a morning without crampons.  Red rocks...

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Wolf on the beach
Wolf on the beach
Tent on the beach with LaPerouse M…
Tent on the beach with LaPerouse …
Wolf tracks, bear tracks
Wolf tracks, bear tracks
Stream from the Brady Glacier
Stream from the Brady Glacier
View from the Brady Glacier across…
View from the Brady Glacier acros…
Where the glacier ends...
Where the glacier ends...
Primtive man creates art.
Primtive man creates art.
Pack raft on a lake
Pack raft on a lake
Where the Brady ice ends, the rive…
Where the Brady ice ends, the riv…
Brady Glacier Southwest
photo by: beinak