Kachemak Air Service is
the company that flew us over to McNeil. They owned this huge seaplane that held at least
7 people. It was a very comfortable ride over, much smoother that a large jetliner.
Here is an aerial view of the campground. It is located on
McNeil Cove which is 100 miles east of Homer, Alaska across Cook's Inlet. You can see that
there are not many trees around. There is mostly scrub alder and tall grass.
This is a closer view of the campground. The building in the
middle is the cook shack. We put all of our food in the shack. Then we would set up
our tent in one of the spots surrounding the shack.
This picture was taken just after we arrived. We are looking
down the spit that extends from the campground. There was a small boat kept at the
campground that the wildlife agents would use to ferry us back at high tide from the
Looking south across the campground. What an amazing place!
These pictures just do not give an accurate representation of how beautiful this place
These were the 3 state game agents on staff when we arrived.
Brad (on the left) stayed with us the entire time. He was a great guy. This was his first
summer out here. It was a summer job for him. Larry is the man in the middle. He is the
"Bear Guy." He has been at McNeil since it was opened in the 70's. We were
disappointed that he left the next day. It would have been fun to go out and view the
bears with him. I don't remember the third guys name as he left the next day too.