Hi there everyone-
So this may or may not be a long shot....I am looking for someone else to share a bush plane reservation to go to Brooks Camp in Katmai NP at the same time in mid-July. I am sure many or most of you are familiar with this famous bear photography location in Katmai NP. I have visited a number of different bear viewing and photography sites before, but have never been to Brooks.
The bush flying service in Homer that I was talking to needs a minimum of two people to travel at the same time in order to do this fly out, and I do not have a travel partner.
I am available to do this trip in mid-July, they say most people stay for 2-3 nights. This is a peak bear activity time there generally, so you can get the famous 'fish jumping into the bear's mouth' photo which are taken at Brooks Camp. There is also good hiking in Valley of 10K Smokes as well as I understand it, which I would be up for a couple days of as well.
Drop me a note or post here SOON so we can get going on this before the campground fills up. Camping is available in the NPS campground there for $8 a night. The lodge is $300+ a night, so I will be camping.
This is a reasonable cost trip based out of Homer (about $550 R/T - I will give you contact details for flying service), especially if you will already be in the area doing other things, or live in the area.
Thanks for looking, let me know if I can provide more info, etc. No financial gain here, just trying to share some travel arrangements.