Alaska - Kodiak, Katmai & Southwest Alaska (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Kodiak, Katmai & Southwest Alaska chapter from Lonely Planet’s Alaska guidebook.

Tapering out into the Bering Sea like a curled crocodile’s tail, this region is a jumble of treeless emerald hills, precipitous cliffs and conical snow-capped peaks heavy with reminders of an erst-while Russian culture and a still surviving Aleut one.

  • photographing brown bears as they snap salmon from Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park & Preserve
  • maps
  • hiking to poignant WWII fortifications in Dutch Harbor
  • transport
  • riding the MV Tustumena amid breaching whales and smoking volcanoes
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Kodiak Island, Kodiak & Around, Alaska Peninsula, King Salmon, Katmai National Park & Preserve, The Lower Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, False Pass, Akutan, Unalaska & Dutch Harbor.

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