- land covered by lava: 6144 acres
- homes destroyed: 637
- lava flowing into the sea: 0.6 mile wide
- yet another 5+ earthquake at the summit
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park remains closed
- the Jagger Museum will probably never again be used
My day started with a view of Mount McKinley from my room:
- There was only about a 50-yard portion of a river, where there were a hundred or more fishermen. Only native Americans can fish wherever they want.
- We were provided a long pole, line and a hook with some cloth material attached to it.
- At this time of year the salmon returning upstream do not eat. You need to irritate them so that you just snag the fish.
- The river water was white, and very cold. You could not see an inch below the top of your rubber wader that went up to the chest.
- You had to elbow yourself between two others, no doubt annoying them.
- People were snapping their pole so that the hook flew by your ear.
- While you could not see any fish, every so often a salmon would bump into you.
- For sure they were there because every few minutes someone caught one.
- I could only spend 15 minutes in that river for my toes got frozen.
- You then had to go back up the bank and wait long enough so that you repeated the process.
- I caught nothing.
- After a few hours we were taken back to Anchorage.
- There, you could purchase salmon, which they packed in dry ice and styrofoam.
- Cost? Don't remember, but I'm sure it was more than $30/pound. Then I had to carry it around before returning home.
- Had salmon for dinner.
- Next day went to the Safeway on Beretania and the same King Salmon was on sale for $3/pound.
Anchorage tonight: SUNNY, with low of 50 F
Anchorage tomorrow: mostly cloudy and high of 61 F.
This was Anchorage at 11PM last night.