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Summertime in Alaska is the season of the salmon run, when grizzlies and brown bears wait in shallow areas of the rivers to feed the abundant salmon that swim upstream and attempt to leap up short waterfalls. Your journey to witness this fascinating spectacle starts by boarding a light aircraft and then touching down on a beach for a hike to watch the frenzy. You’ll be witness to a story of survival, as these bears are hoping to fatten up as much as possible before they hibernate during Alaska’s very cold dark winter.

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Read about The Legacy Untold founder Mark Lakin’s adventures in Alaska in Travel + Leisure.