Last year (2012) David and I, along with 2 friends, visited Redoubt Mountain Lodge on Crescent Lake in a remote part of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. It was a spectacular spot, but we were a bit too early to see the huge coastal brown bears feeding on spawning salmon. My friend Mary and I decided to try again this year. We arrived in Anchorage around dinner time. Our hotel was located a short distance from the Lake Hood Seaplane terminal, so we walked over to take a look and find a restaurant.