Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Almost Hit a Moose! (day 10)
I was about 45 minutes behind him heading back up the peninsula. I was riding a faster pace than on the way down, and wasn't taking so many pictures. I was riding about 75mph when a moose darts on the road from the left. Well, moose don't really dart, it looked more like a clumsy slow horse galloping across the highway. I was able to swerve and brake, but it still got my heart pumping for another mile or two.
Wasilla, a seemingly small town (population about 7000), was extremely congested. It wasn't congested in a way like Anchorage, it just seemed like their population outgrew the 2 lane road system. We were leaving at around 5pm so maybe it was just rush hour there.
This is the campground that had the sign posted for "No combat fishing". What was disappointing was that there was no fishing allowed till the 26th, 2 days later. I got a one week fishing license and we haven't had much luck with being able to fish around our camps. I think I missed the best fishing down on the Kenai Peninsula already though. We did take a hike out to the stream anyway and were able to see lots of salmon swimming/jumping up stream.