What an exciting week! The first season of the 2014 season here on the Anvik River started off in an epic manner. All guests who came got grandslams! The weather was absolutely terrific. During the whole five days there was one day with rain but by and large it was tee shirt weather. On the last day of the trip a majority of our guests opted to go and hike Egypt mountain. Once reaching the summit all stood in awe of how far out in the wilderness we truly are. The chum salmon are also in with big numbers and even more aggression. There were a number of times this week when a boat would have caught 60 chum a day. That is pretty incredible when you don’t even factor in all the Grayling, Char, Pike, and even Pink Salmon. The bear viewing is on the increase as we see more and more everyday. The wolves are howling up a storm too. In the middle of the week Cliff took a photo of a black wolf directly across the river from the lodge on an early morning. All in all a great start to a great season! stay tuned to see what else is in store.
Tomorrow morning the crew of the Anvik River Lodge is heading out to the wilderness. After many delays in the early season the time has finally come for us to head back to our true home. The excitement of the upcoming summer has everyone anxious.
The Anvik River has been a subject of ornithological study by the Bureau of
Land Management (BLM) for almost 2 decades. There has been annual surveys to determine the value of a true wilderness environment left pretty much undisturbed for generations. This has produced a extensive list of species that are common to our area, and established the potential for rare sitings of migrating birds from both Asia and the South American Continent. The typical survey that is conducted in mid spring is only a few days, and produces great results, as seen by the list’s of species.