- Jul 12, 2010
After 32 years of pastoral ministry in the Gardiner, MT/Mammoth Hot Springs, WY area, my dad retired this April. My brother and I then went to SE Alaska with him to celebrate his new retirement. The three of us had black bear tags in hand, and we also hoped to catch a few fish. We had a great time, and there are a number of people here at HT that helped us out. Thanks to all of you! Of course, the show was a great help, as well. Big thanks to Randy and the crew. We hoped to run into Randy, Bart and the guys while we were in the Petersburg area, but it turns out that our schedules over-lapped by a few days and we missed them. Anyway, we stayed in Point Baker at Calder Mountain Lodge and rented boats from the lodge. We then ran across Sumner Strait every day to look for bears. We had a blast and even managed to punch a couple of tags and catch some fish. I was hoping for a neat SE Alaska experience and a memorable time with my dad in brother. I got all of that and then some. I'm very blessed to have experienced this remarkable part of God's creation. I hope you enjoy the pictures.