Walrus

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.

Lava tree

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.

Pololu Valley

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!