The summer of 2007 passed far too quickly.
But then again, don't they all? While we based camped out of Juneau, photo
highlights of the summer also include trips to the Taku and Unuk Rivers
and a trip up to Haines for the spectacular Haines Fair.
This page features the river trips.
Hiking and Haines picts can be found below.
Somewhere there's a river around here. In
April, 17 feet of snow still covered the ground at the Taku camp.
So everything was hauled in by sled or skis.
Three moose that survived the cold and snowy
winter. Unfortunately, the colder weather and extremely deep snow
all winter long was very hard on the deer & moose population
in the Juneau area.
Looking at the Taku Glacier in April
Here's the same area, just a few months apart.
Dale took this one in April.
I took this one in July. Note the difference
in the amount of water. The Taku was a flood level for most of
the spring due to the massive snow melt.
What a crew! Move your mouse over the picture
to find out who Sparky loves the best. (Just kidding, Sparky loves
In July Dale, Brian and I went out to the
Taku river to build a wall tent for the camp next spring. The
weather was particularly lovely on our last day there. Most of
the below pictures are from that day.
Dave Dryer - the life of a vagabond is a splendid
Float plane dock in front of camp.
Dale and Brian hard at work.
Here's capt. Brian and his first mate.
Dale, Sparky and me taking the boat out to
look for fish. The cold weather and extremely high water meant
a terrible fishing season for most fishers on the river.
Quite a life isn't it?
Unuk River Pictures
Dave & Dale at Lake Creek
Falls a tributary of the Unuk River.
Cruising out of the first canyon at Blue Falls.
Note the BIG FISH in the water,
lower right corner. Is that JAWS or what?
Whoa! What a monster. This is one of the 30
fish that Dale would catch in a day of escapement sampling on
the Blossom River.
Ummm. Dale. There's
something behind you that I think you should know about.
Here's my man.
Rich, Roger, Dale and Dave after
a hard day of work fishing at Kerr creek.
Roger & Dale coming up the first canyon
of the Unuk. Note the really cool water seeping out of the lava
rock behind the guys.