Post by safetybruce on Aug 23, 2010 23:05:06 GMT -5
Betsy, Don't know about campsite costs here in Mississippi yet, but will check a few for comparison, and let you know. The great thing about your area is that almost anywhere you camp, the fishing should be so good that the cost to camp can be greatly outweighed by the different fish caught. I lived in Valdez for 6 years and many camper trailers would line "The Point" just before the entrance to the Valdez Marine Terminal when the silvers were running. Methinks that the 6 in possession limit each day when I was there was "fudged" a bit by many who caught their limit early in the day, and had them "canned" and "on the shelf" in time to catch their second quota of the day before the sun went down. I sure do miss that "rough camping" I did up in the Gulkana Area, and sometimes catching trout, grayling and a big King all in the same day. In six fishing seasons I only had one instance of a bear tearing up the camp, and one instance where I had to give a bear my King as I was walking a path back from my "secret spot"...a fair enough trade-off since I just went back and caught a bigger one..
Post by betsy99669 on Aug 30, 2010 14:39:46 GMT -5
6 years in Valdez!! and now you live in Mississippi! What a change. We had red salmon on the grill yesterday.
We've been camping at Bird Creek (just south outside Anchorage). There has been a "Bear Alert" sign posted by the camp host. It seems that a brown bear has been active because some campers left dog food and trash out.
Brown bear activity is one of the reasons I changed from a tent to a camper. I feel a little safer. However, have you seen the camper that was torn open by a bear on one of the retro camper websites? Apparently they cooked bacon for breakfast then went for a walk. The bear just peeled back the siding where the stove was. No one was hurt-thank God.