Trip to Wolverine

July 18th, 2011 by Carl D
Nimble Bob hiking the Nizina Glacier, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

I just had the good fortune to spend a week with a fellow whose company I enjoy very much, Bob S, from California. Bob’s been out on 4 trips with me now, 2 photo tours to Skolai Pass, 2 weeks in Katmai photographing grizzly bears and now a trip to Wolverine and the Nizina Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Thanks Bob for your fantastic company!

The first trip Bob made with me was on what became a somewhat infamous Skolai Pass Photo Tour, where we basically hunkered down under a tarp for the bulk of the week avoiding the sleet and wind and rain that hammered Alaska most of that summer. Yikes!

So I was more than amazed when Bob contacted me about a redo the following year. A hardy soul indeed, so we ventured back to Skolai Pass, where we had a grand time, some great light, and a memorable morning photographing a friendly grizzly bear in the mountains. Good times. The following year Bob comes back again, for 2 weeks in Katmai photographing the great coastal brown bears. We had a fantastic time, and some great photography opportunities.

This year we did a mixed trip, some time down “low” in the valley floor, hiking and photographing the Nizina Glacier and surrounding area, and then made our way up to Wolverine, a high alpine ridge above the Chitistone Valley, where we walked and talked and took pictures in the mountains. Good stuff.

Next year Bob aims to go to Africa for a photo tour, so anyone with any recommendations for a great trip to shoot wildlife in Africa, please get in contact.



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One Response to “Trip to Wolverine”

  1. Greg Deming

    Hey Carl and Bob – Great to see Bob back with you Carl. Bob, please contact me for ideas on Africa. I’ve done one guided trip with the family to Tanzania; and then 3 other trips of about 3 weeks each, self-guided, self-driven, camping trips with one other person twice and solo once. Have gone to Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Many great photo opportunities and thrills available.
    However, they do not surpass the fabulous photo ops we had on the Bear trip Fall 2010. I’m starting to get that itch to go back to Katmai….especially since Carl put it on sale!

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