A walk along the winter beach.

Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

I got to go to Yakutat Alaska and was fortunate enough to take a hike along the 400 miles of untracked beaches there. This was my first glimpses of the beach from the plane.

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Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

Lots of snow on the beach coming in but warm air followed. It made the ocean come alive with the fresh odors of the beach.

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Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

My plan was to surf when I got here and I brought my dry suit gloves, and hat to keep me somewhat warm. I planned on waves around 3 to 5 feet tall. This is my first view of wave height in a place called the 'bone yard'. AND THIS was on the inside of the bay!

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Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

The fishing harbor was nice and quiet and did not show the chaos that I would find out on the beach. Yakutat was a small town full of wonderful people.

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Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

On my way out to the beach I was fortunate to meet the Trumpeter Swans. Glancing down below the bridge were silver salmon piling up for the swim up river. Kind of late but I guess normal for here.

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Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

Arriving at the beach was a roar. There was a winter high tide that floated the logs along the beach and made a beach comber's dream. The glass balls have been few and far between but this high tide would loosen the logs and send a few to be found.

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Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

There were lots of animals on the beach. "Nessie" herself was visiting from Loch Ness, Bullwinkle too braved his face, a wolf ran by and the other 2, I will let you decide what you see.

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Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

As I walked alone for miles of beach I had the feeling that I was being watched by someone or something

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Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

Great pics. Did you surf?

Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

No way the Waves out at the surf line were over 25' and too chaotic. I haven't surfed for over 30 years. I wanted just to do the easy stuff to get back in shape.

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Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

A wise decision I'm thinking. LOL You see the most beautiful sites in your travels.

New York, NY

I love hiking. Hiking on the beach sounds so great. With the fluctuating weather in my area I am afraid to have my family go out in the cold this time of year for a hiking excursion.

With the H1N1 scare I have been taking extra precautions to protect my family. Keeping my hands clean and bundling up are a must. I also ran across Triaminic's Cold and Flu Tracker at my job (we do some of their marketing). It is a handy little tool designed to help make people aware of the threatening viruses in your community. I find it very useful, having children it helps to be aware. What do you think of the tool?

Kalispell, MT(Zone 4b)

You Re asking the wrong person. I am exposed to every virus, bacteria, and fungus every dY and almost never get sick. So I don't even fear H1N1 or anthrax because that too I have been exposed to.

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