Rain and cold today. South of the downtown area is Fort Seward on Portage Cove. We drove the walking tour around Ft. Seward since it was raining. It was established as the first Army post in the territory to help bring discipline to the gold rush. It was deactivated in 1946 and sold to U.S. veterans who created the city by converting some of the buildings into homes and businesses. They are nicely restored and being used today.
We drove Portage Cove Highway (Mud Bay Rd) out to Battery Point Trail. There are glacier views and nice views along the inlet. Check out the pictures of the huge trees.
We came back towards town and out past the Alaska Marine Highway terminal north to the road end at Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site about 10 miles from Haines. It is a beautiful lake and campground. The lake was lined with people fishing in the rain.
We saw a Mama bear and her two cubs enter the lake. The cubs were swimming down stream and the Mama was behind them but stopping for fish. She had the people fishing running to shore. We managed of picture of Mama bear. The cubs stayed behind the brush.