Brooks Falls is a waterfall located within Katmai National Park and Preserve. The falls are famous for watching salmon leap over the 6 foot (1.8 m) falls to get to their Brooks Lake spawning grounds.
Bears in July are the greatest concentrations seen at any year at the falls; up to 25 bears have been seen at one time at Brooks Falls in that month.
Most attention continues to focus on the bears and salmon; it is regular to find up to ten bears at the falls at one time.
As many as 43 bears have been sighted at the falls in a single day. In September, a smaller number of bears (maximum about 18 at one time) can be seen at the falls to feast on the later salmon runs.
St. Michael's Cathedral
St. Michael's Cathedral is a cathedral of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Alaska, at Lincoln and Matsoutoff Streets in Sitka, Alaska.
It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1962. St. Michael's Cathedral is located in the downtown business district in Sitka, on the southwestern coast of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeastern Alaska.
The old cathedral, built between 1844 and 1848, remained in good shape with limited modifications for more than one hundred years.
The royal doors in the center of the Ikonostasis and the chandelier were the most treasured items retrieved and restored in the new cathedral. The silk and brocade vestments were also retrieved.