Slideshow | Pack Creek Bears

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Pack Creek Outfitters guide Lia Domke shows off a bull kelp found on the beach at Pack Creek on Thursday.
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Alaska Seaplanes pilot Sean Kveum steers the float plane around Douglas Island as the view of the Gastineau Channel and downtown Juneau comes into view on the flight back from Pack Creek.
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A mother brown bear and cub feed on grasses at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.
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Pack Creek Outfitters guide Lia Domke explains how to distinguish a Sitka Spruce from a Western Hemlock tree during the walk to the observation tower at Pack Creek on Thursday.
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A beaver swims back to a bank while holding a branch at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island on Thursday.
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Downtown Juneau as seen from the float plane ride back from Pack Creek on Admiralty Island on Thursday.
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Sister brown bears walk along the shore at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island on Thursday.
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Lucas Baranovic, of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, chats with guides at the landing spit on Thursday. Baranovic spends up to two weeks at a time in the field at Pack Creek.
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Eve Humphries enjoys the view from the observation tower at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island during a guided tour on Thursday.
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Harry Tullis, Tongass National Forest Wilderness Ranger, left, stands at the viewing spit at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island on Thursday. Rangers' summer schedules at Pack Creek are 10 days in the field and 4 days off.
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The Alaska Seaplanes van driver speaks to the group about getting on the beaver before the flight to Pack Creek on Thursday.
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A brown bear walks through Pack Creek on Admiralty Island, seen from the observation tower.
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Pack Creek Outfitters guides Lia Domke, left, and Heather Ramseth, right, remove drybags with gear and food from the bear-proof boxes at Pack Creek on Thursday.
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The view from the float plane on the flight to Pack Creek on Thursday.
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Nick and Eve Humphries, left, of England, speak with guides at the viewing spit at Pack Creek on Thursday.
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A brown bear walks through Pack Creek on Admiralty Island, seen from the observation tower.
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Harry Tullis, Tongass National Forest Wilderness Ranger, left, reaches for a piece of copper debris from Pack Creek Outfitters guide Lia Domke. Guides and rangers do their part to pack out trash they find in order to keep the area clean.
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A mother brown bear splashes through the water while fishing as her cub watches at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.
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A brown bear pauses while fishing at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.
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A brown bear walks through Pack Creek on Admiralty Island, seen from the observation tower.
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The mouth of Pack Creek is seen at low tide from the float plane.
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Eve Humphries, left, and Heather Ramseth head ashore wearing leg-length waders to avoid wet feet as Pack Creek Outfitters guide Lia Domke helps push the float plane away from the beach.

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All photos by Marlena Sloss.

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