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For those with a naturalist streak, few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit Alaska’s Southwest region. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park created by the 1912 eruption of the Novarupta volcano, to the windswept Aleutian Islands that make a 1,000-mile sweep toward Asia.

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Had a great time. This is my 6th trip to Alaska, 4 on vacation & 2 on business (but I was able to tack on a day trip for these, too). We love going to the Kenai Penisula. The fishing is great of out of Homer, with Capt. B for halibut & silvers. Also, in Soldatna, get a guide with Strieby's Guide Service. The lower Kenai is the place for kings. In Homer, the places we like to eat are Fat Olives, Cups, & the Sourdough Bakery. Food is great. This is the first time we have used bed & breakfast places to stay, which really worked out great. This year was a little on the cool side, but we didn't mind getting away from the heat. The salmon seemed to be running a little late, too, but I still did OK & shipped home 97 lb for three days (slivers, king, & halibut). I like hiking without many people around, which is the way it is in Alaska. This year my sister & her hsband went on a separate trip, & they fell in love with Alaska, said they now understood why I keep coming back.

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