For novice hunters, as Sara, glassing or scoping is a term when the hunter uses binoculars, the scope of a gun, or another high power lens (thanks again to Marj for the awesome super zoom camera lens) to search the area for animals. Wade has been bummed at the lack of animals to hunt, but again we were told that last year’s winter was very hard and killed off 80% of the deer. Instead of assuming there would be animals at the top of the mountain, we spent hours glassing Zachar Bay and did not find deer or mountain goat.
We moved to the southern point of Uyak Bay and were very pleased that as we approached our anchorage we spotted upwards of six mountain goat. Of course the mountain is 4500 feet tall and now we are trying to determine if we will be able to make it all the way to the top where the mountain goat were seen and back down in one day or if we will camp overnight on a mountain side in Alaska in November, haha!
We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!
Wade and Sara
Uyak Bay Anchorage 25′ Mud 57$deg; 19.094N, 153° 44.975W