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Alaska- Good Salmon with Bree

After our ride, Bree invited me to visit her favorite place for fresh seafood in the Seward area, Exit Glacier Salmon Bake Restaurant. We headed over to the salmon bake, where I had the best salmon that I have ever tasted in my life. Seriously, I won’t be able to go back to eating salmon on the East Coast after this. It was so fresh, seasoned and grilled perfectly. Sooo good. I had jalapeño corn bread, sautéed corn, rice pilaf, lobster sushi and peanut butter cheese cake. Yes, after riding all day, I was really hungry. We ate outside in the cool Alaska air and- because during the summer it is bright almost 24 hours a day-  under a bright sky.

Alaskans take full advantage of having warmer weather and sunlight by playing outdoors in the summer. Bree asked me to do the same, so after our day of riding and our dinner, we headed out on her speed boat to see the salmon headed upriver to spawn off of Bear Lake.

A plane landed on the lake, a common occurrence in Alaska, while we were out there. With the mountains in the distance, it was a beautiful way to end the night, under a bright sky in Alaska.

It was nice to spend more time with a local, getting to know the insider's spots in Alaska. If you visit Bree to take a pack trip, you might want to stop at Exit Glacier Salmon Bake Restaurant to try the salmon. (Open mid May through mid September)

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