Friday, September 5, 2008

4-Wheeling At Bird Creek

If you love to go 4-wheeling, this is the place to live! You get to go places you would never see from your regular vehicles. Bird Creek is not too far south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway. They have a parking lot there on the side of the highway if you want to fish or just check things out. If you go a little farther past that, there is a gravel road that leads to the Bird Valley trail.
I love this sign. Please make sure that you are on the sign before you access the trail. If you are not on the sign, turn around now. :0) The first time Russ went down this trail, he took Brandon, and was with another friend and his daughter. They had a great time exploring.

After riding for over an hour, they came around a corner and ran into a grizzly. I am not sure who was more surprised, them or the bear. The grizzly took off in one direction, and the guys headed off in another. Needless to say, they turned around and started back toward the head of the trial and the vehicles. On the way back, they ran into another grizzly. This one was in a bend of the trail, and they had to go around him to get out of there. Luckily, neither bear was interested in the people or the 4-wheelers.
Russ stopped and took a few pictures. (Just in case all that was left of this expedition was a camera and a couple of 4-wheelers. Actually, he knows how I am. It didn't happen if you don't have a picture of it!) The first thing Brandon said as he came in the door was, "Mom! You won't believe what we saw! You are gonna be so mad you weren't there with your camera!" Does he know his Mom or what? Russ took me back there a couple of weeks after that, but no bear. Oh, well. It was still a great ride.

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