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This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and offers a 10-mile coastline strip that is excellent for fishing and kayaking. Wildlife sightings include puffins, eagles, sea otters, seals...more
My wife and I did the Blue Ice Trail to Grewingk Glacier in mid June. Several points below.
- We hiked all the way to the glacier, and hiked back about 1 mile and camped close to the lake.
- The tram was harder than...More
This is a real gem to visit. After arriving by boat taxi, you can explore the area o foot. The glaciers is very pretty and bluish an if you are luck you may see a plank of ice dropping in the water. We didn’t, but...More
Saw many types of bird life on this outing to Seldovia which is a quaint town hosting the Chainsaw Woodcarving Competition on Labor Day Week-end when we were there. On the way back to Homer we saw 15 humpback whales!!
This is my first review, but I really enjoyed this hike, so I thought I would share it with others. We came into Homer without any real plans, we just were making a day trip and decided to walk around. We found a little shop...More
It pains me that I cannot give this incredible place a 5. Well, of course, it is a 5, but it is severely underfunded because of Alaska's money issues. It has huge deferred maintenance issues... trails, cabins that need TLC. I have enjoyed this beautiful...More
By the dock there are tour agencies who arrange small (eg up to 6-10 passengers) boats to take you half an hour across the bay. I can't recall what it cost but it was cheaper than most day activities in Alaska. I wouldn't do... More
By the dock there are tour agencies who arrange small (eg up to 6-10 passengers) boats to take you half an hour across the bay. I can't recall what it cost but it was cheaper than most day activities in Alaska. I wouldn't do it on a rainy day. If it was simply cloudy you might not see the glacier but you would still have a good walk (flat, not many hills) and see the icebergs in the lake. Be bear aware and take bear spray. There was plenty of bear pooh, but there were other people around and attacks are extremely rare. 9-5pm gives you plenty of time. Think 15 min wait each way, 30 min boat rip each way, 2-2 1/2 hours walking and one hour at the lake - total about 5 hours.
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I contacted Bay Roamers, water taxi, pd $74 PP from Homer to State Park; State Park to Halibut Cove. We had dinner at Saltry & pd for their water taxi back to Homer. Left Homer mid day, taxi to Halibut Cove picked us up... More
I contacted Bay Roamers, water taxi, pd $74 PP from Homer to State Park; State Park to Halibut Cove. We had dinner at Saltry & pd for their water taxi back to Homer. Left Homer mid day, taxi to Halibut Cove picked us up about 5 pm; from Halibut to Homer about 9 pm. Plenty of time to hike at a relaxed pace. Take bear spray, we met a black bear on the trail but "friendly" enough that he wandered off. Understand there are moose also. Search the trails but think there are about 3 different ones. There is a lake with some ice fields, lots of "icebergs" in the lake. As always, dress in layers, take water & snacks. If it's windy, it will be cold at the lake. Don't remember seeing any eagles other than what were circling in the bay. Nothing to do but hike & enjoy the landscape & lake filled with ice. Enjoy!