Another one of my adventures. May of 06 booked a brown bear hunt in Alaska. Arrived in Anchorage via American West less my duffle and rifle. Continued on to Bethel where I sat for the next four days waiting for my gear to show up. While in Bethel, two hunters came in with a bear each, one nine ft plus. They were out along the Bearing Sea coastline and bear were emerging from their dens. Would like to mention how friendly everyone was, had several offer to loan me a rifle and gear. Before long had a Rem Custom shop 375 H&H w/Leu scope, no where to fire a gun in Bethel. Have a strange gun and can't check the zero. Day three my duffle showed up, gonna go with a borrowed rifle. Not happy. Meanwhile, I was told conditions had changed and it wasn't possible to go to the coast. Day four went scouting (flew inland),saw three bears and when I returned my rifle finally made it. Another interesting fact; SW AK normally gets very little snow, but it seems 06 was the worst winter they have experienced in 35 years. THIS, I found out when I got there. Can only post one pic, have to continue in seperate posts.