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Before Joining The Night and The Stars

Before Joining The Night and The Stars

"I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars." ~ Edward Abbey

This is the time of year to be on Alaska's Kenai River. The King and Red salmon runs are coming to an end, only to be replaced by the Silver salmon run through August. If salmon is not your thing, then just head up river where the best Rainbow Trout in the world live. One thing is for sure: no matter how much time you spend on the river fishing it in the day, you just can't help but go outside at 10:30 at night to watch the setting sun before putting yourself to bed. This image is photographed just outside of Soldotna as the setting sun disappears at 10:30PM.

The Kenai River, in the Kenai Peninsula of south central Alaska, runs 82 miles westward from Kenai Lake in the Kenai Mountains, through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Skilak Lake. It eventually outlets into the Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean, near Kenai and Soldotna, Alaska.