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That was the choice I faced on a recent mountain bike trip on the Upper Russian Lake Trail. I was with a group of people who kept insisting I should go first, something about setting a good pace, but I think it...
Refuge Notebook: Finding the meaning of the moose

...public to use. The latest restoration behind the visitor center is the Elwell cabin, which was originally located at Upper Russian Lake and was relocated to the new visitor center as a means to share with the public the significance of the Refuge's...
A geologic explanation for two sockeye populations in the Russian River

...confined in an intensely glaciated mountain valley. I located the Russian River falls, Lower Russian Lake, and Upper Russian Lake, and I noted that the uppermost Russian River is separated by a low drainage divide at ~850 feet elevation from...
Strong showing of Russian River sockeye salmon

...the hundreds in a long line headed southeast toward the Russian River falls and spawning grounds at the end of the Upper Russian Lake. Anglers finally got to wade in after them Wednesday when the Russuan River, Upper Kenai River and most of the...
Visitors learn on hike to remote Fish and Game site

...and dump them in the water above." One year, a helicopter with a large fish tote lifted a pool of salmon up to Upper Russian Lake, she added. Despite recent lows for escapement goals, there are more fish in the river than in the past. Management...
My fly: Local fly fishermen share favorite creature-catchers

...Kenai Peninsula" and a fishing instructor at Kenai Peninsula College, was first getting into fly fishing he visited Upper Russian Lake and happened upon the pattern. "I fished dry flies but I hadn't gotten super into fishing and there was a guy...
Kenai Fishing academy offers brush with artist

...said the numerous field trips during the course should provide a good medium for Van Zyle to work with. He said Upper Russian Lake, the upper Kenai River and the Russian River are a few of the scenic locations students will sojourn to in the pursuit...
Mountain trail open windows to the wilderness the area. For the more ambitious hikers, the left fork of the trail leading out of Rendezvous Creek leads to Upper Russian Lake, a 12-mile walk from the trail head. The trail becomes narrow and rocky, but is still passable. This trail...
Small size of salmon fry in Skilak Lake troubles biologists

...spawn. If a fry netted in Skilak weighs an eighth of an ounce, a fry the same age from neighboring Hidden Lake, Upper Russian Lake or even Kenai Lake can weigh 10 to 30 times as much, Fox said. Those lakes are either clear and loaded with food...
Peninsula Reflections

...and Luke Elwell?s lodge at Upper Russian Lake in Feb. 1957. We have Elwell pictures...gardening and horticulture. Her Upper Russian Lake garden contained potatoes...Luke and Mamie started their Upper Russian Lake lodge in 1939 and for the next...


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