District of Columbia County, District of Columbia
August 13, 2004
Be sure to watch out for wildlife, especially in the area where the trail climbs into a brushy hillside with a great overlook of the valley below. In this section several sharp turns in the trail give you limited visibility of the trail ahead. Wild berries grow on these hillsides and if there are not many people around, bears, moose, and other animals may be on or near the trail. I suggest talking if you have someone with you, or if you are by yourself, as I was, sing or talk to yourself to help alert any wildlife that may be present that you are there. The one thing you do not want to do is surprise a wild animal on the trail that is eating and may have offspring nearby.
From journal The Seward Highway, America's Most Scenic Byway