Home to several thousand Alaskan brown bears, Katmai National Park offers perhaps the world's best bear viewing, and certainly the wildest. This experience will impress even the most seasoned wilderness traveler, adventurer, and photographer.
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What to Bring
- Pack a lunch and plenty to drink (water is best).
- Please dress appropriately for cool, damp weather: dress in layers, such as a turtleneck, sweatshirt, coat, raincoat, and rain pants (you can always peel).
- You'll want to wear a good pair of hiking boots, preferably something waterproof; rubber boots will work.
- Bring gloves and a hat, tissue paper for personal needs (plus a plastic bag to take out waste paper), and insect repellent to deter our unofficial "state bird." Bald Mountain Air has hip boots available.
- Most importantly, don't forget your camera, film, and/or binoculars. Sunglasses are helpful even on cloudy days.
- DO NOT bring pepper spray—though commonly used as a bear repellent, it can be deadly to the pilot and passengers if it accidentally discharges during flight. Federal law prohibits firearms in the aircraft or in the park.
- Weight limitations: Bald Mountain Air reserves the right to limit the amount of carry-on baggage per person for their tours.
- A small backpack and camera equipment, or 10 – 12 pounds, is acceptable.
- Unfortunately at this time, Bald Mountain Air is unable to accommodate passengers weighing 300lbs or over.
- Scales available at loading dock and the office.
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