Admiralty Island, Alaska

Look Out Alaska, Here They Come!

Lake Davidson, Alaska

Russ and Steve loaded their backpacks, hefted Russ's 16-foot collapsible Ally canoe and headed off for Admiralty Island, Alaska for a world-class backpacking and canoeing adventure that included two very close encounters with huge grizzly bears, miles and miles of saltwater and freshwater canoe paddling, a dozen bear sightings, orcas, seals, salmon, deer, trout and bald eagles. Admiralty Island, named Kootznoowoo by the Tlingit Indians, meaning "fortress of the bears," has a higher concentration of grizzly bears per square miles than any other place on earth.

For a detailed (too detailed) description, see the daily log or to get right to the great Alaskan Photos.