I have wanted to see a walrus since I moved here. I heard about one a summer or two ago but it had gone before I heard. This one waddled past the beach, across the road, and decided to rest by a fence containing some snowmachines out at NARL. I saw it lift its head for the last time as I was setting up my tripod. Walrus = food so it was shot.
I passed this tree many times over this trip and finally stopped today, thankfully a beautiful day. This is an old lava flow that does have some life growing on it. I just loved this tree.
It wasn’t a very long hike into this spectacular valley and black sand beach, but it was steep. We descended 420 feet in about half a mile and it was so worth it!