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Traveler Story: The Magic of Autumn's Solitude at Brooks Falls

By Nat Hab Traveler Phyllis Posner | Bears of Brooks Falls: Solitude Season

It is the end of the season. As we walk through Katmai National Park each day, there are several bears left, still filling up on food for winter.


© Phyllis Posner

It is common for the bears to use the paths and roads than walk through the woods now that most of the humans are gone. The park is theirs and we are lucky to be welcome visitors.


© Emily Kleinburd

The salmon run is still active and the bears are still fishing. At one point 19 bears were at the falls, including a mother and her four first year cubs!


© Phyllis Posner

Add to all that, the leaves are turning colors.


© Phyllis Posner

But the solitude...knowing that it is a special time to be at Brooks Falls. We are lucky to be the last visitors of the season to a special place, visitors to the bears' park and home.


© Phyllis Posner
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Bears of Brooks Falls: Solitude Season

Photograph Katmai's famous grizzlies once Brooks Lodge closes and visitors disappear—we fly by private floatplane to watch them fatten up on the salmon that remain!
6 Days / Sep, From $7795 (+air)
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Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari

See more of wild Alaska on an intimate small-group adventure to Alaska's best wildlife spots, including the brown bears of Brooks Falls, Kenai Fjords and the backcountry wilderness of Denali National Park.

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13 Days / Jun – Aug, From $11995 (+air)
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