July 12 - 19th 2004
Postponed due to new Marsh Mission project.
New date is tentative.

Daily Schedule for the Alaska Wilderness Photography Workshop

We'll visit Cave Spring Falls on Day 2. 


Day 1 - Arrive in Port Alsworth after a spectacular flight viewing glacial clad mountains and wild rivers through part of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. On arrival, board a boat operated by a licensed Captain to travel 2 miles across beautiful Lake Clark to Dice Bay. Here you will be met by your host and shown into your accommodations. Later, there will be an orientation meeting followed by dinner and preparations for a 2-day overnight trip. Later in the evening, an optional boat ride to a scenic overlook to photograph the sunset across the lake will be offered.

Day 2/3 -Begin the day with a hearty breakfast and depart via boat for an overnight trip to the emerald green waters of Little Lake Clark and an extraordinary glacial area teaming with water falls, spectacular scenery, shear rock faces, and all around gorgeous landscape. Two main waterfalls- one with a gaping cave entrance- two rivers, and a rock face lagoon will be the main points of interest. The camp-over at one of these scenic locations will be in deluxe style with spacious tents and cots. Lunch will be served during the day and that evening your host will provide a complete dinner Dutch oven style.

There will also be another optional boat trip this evening to another scenic location for the sunset. The morning of day 3 will begin with a great Dutch oven and grill style breakfast and afterwards, the group will take trips up one of the rivers in a jet boat. Later in the day, the group will return to one of the falls for different lighting opportunities. Lunch will be served during the day and there will also be the opportunity on this trip and all the others to possibly view many different types of wildlife such as moose, bears, fox, eagles, etc. The group will return to Dice Bay for the third evening, enjoying dinner and the comforts of Bush life along with another optional evening to photograph the sunset.

Day 4 -Start the day off with breakfast and depart for another beautiful river system and one of the larger salmon spawning rivers in the world. On the way, there will be a tour of the remains of one of the oldest Athabaskin villages, followed by a tour of the oldest Lodge on the lake, which both will provide great photo opportunities. The group will then take a short nature trail walk through an attractive cottonwood forest to the river. Upon reaching the river, there will be a jet boat trip up a portion of the river to the Salmon pools with photographic potential. This whole area will enthuse the landscape photographer or any photographer for that matter with glassy water, tall Spruce trees, and mountains jotting up from the river and upper lake. A fireside smoked Salmon lunch will be served during the day and the group will return that evening to Lake Clark and Dice Bay.

Day 5 -The day will begin with breakfast and the group will then board a boat for a trip to another trail. Upon reaching the trail, the group will hike 1.8 miles to another picturesque waterfall. After spending time at the waterfall, the day will continue on by hiking to an upper lake where lunch will be served and optional canoeing on the water for scenic photography of the surrounding area, mountains, etc. Traditionally, there is Dall sheep in the area and if weather permits there will be a possible optional strenuous hike to an overlooking mountain to view and photograph Dall sheep, black bear, and other wildlife. At the end of the day, the group will board a boat for a return trip back to Dice Bay and the evening meal, and optional trip to a scenic spot for sunset pictures.

Day 6 -The morning will begin with breakfast and the group will depart for Brooks Falls by floatplane, allowing aerial photography along the way and detouring for picturesque shots including the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Upon arrival at Brooks Falls, the group will take a trip to the bear-viewing platform that morning. There will be great scenic photo opportunities here and the group would then continue on an optional trail hike to the top of a mountain for distant scenic landscape photo opportunities. Lunch would be served during the day and the group will return for the evening to the Brooks Falls area for the evening meal, bear viewing on the platform, and a night in a deluxe style camp setup.

Day 7 -After a great breakfast, the group will head out for more Bear viewing at the platform. Later in the morning, the group will travel on a 20-mile vehicle trip up to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes with wildlife viewing opportunities along the way. Once the group has reached the valley, they will be able to view and photograph the surrounding volcanic landscape and scenic remains of volcanic activity where thousands of vents of smoke were emitted. The group will then hike to a stunning falls in this area for more great photographic opportunities. At the end of the evening, the group will return to Brooks Falls area for evening bear viewing on the platform and overnight in a deluxe style camp setup.

Day 8 -In the morning, after breakfast the group will enjoy more bear viewing on the platform overlooking the Brooks Falls. The group will then take a trip over to Naknek/King Salmon to view the Bristol Bay Fishing Area, and take a tour of an old Salmon cannery, view fishing fleet, and other highlights. At this point “goodbye’s and see you later” would be said as the group boards a short evening jet flight from King Salmon’s Airport to Anchorage.

Throughout the week we will provide an hour scenic flight with in Lake Clark for each individual in the group in a Piper Super Cub, a two place Bush Aircraft. On this flight we do allow the door of the aircraft to be open on slow flight for photographs.

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