My family (myself, husband and son) enjoyed the flight to Katmai National Park the last week of August, 2013. My husband is an amputee (left knee disarticulation). Thanks to Craig and Sarah and the froggers they provided, he was able to embark and disembark the plane without any incident to himself or his prosthetic limb. This was an experience of a lifetime! After a quarter of a mile hike to the edge of a cliff, we saw a huge mother bear and her three cubs, all of which waddled 25 feet under my feet as I sat and dangled my legs over the cliff to view the river below. There were two bears squabbling over the same salmon, which was more of a verbal fight than physical and their roars were so loud. A fox played just a few feet away from my family. Her beautiful eyes seemed to be more yellow than brown. There was an odd sound coming from nearby and upon investigation, we saw Alaska's state bird, the Ptarmigan. As you focus on the river, you will be awestruck by the intense ruby red color of the salmon that were scurrying around everywhere. This site was truly was a bear's smorgasboard. The bears couldn't have cared less about our human appearance; I even saw gentlemen fishing within a few feet of the bears and at times, I had to catch my breath as it seemed a bear was at a dead run going straight for the fisherman. It was actually chasing its prized salmon!!! I can't say enough positive things about Emerald Air Service. They ROCK!!!!!!!
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