Black bear sow with cub on the Mendenhall Wetlands, just off Egan Expressway on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Black bear sow with cub on the Mendenhall Wetlands, just off Egan Expressway on Sept. 5. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

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A barred owl along Switzer Loop Trail in August. (Photo by Larry Olson)

A barred owl along Switzer Loop Trail in August. (Photo by Larry Olson)

A mushroom resembling a tiny pumpkin along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A mushroom resembling a tiny pumpkin along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

“Fairy barf” along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

“Fairy barf” along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A thimbleberry blossom along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A thimbleberry blossom along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

This amanita resembling an orange mummy along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

This amanita resembling an orange mummy along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Foliage standing at attention along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Foliage standing at attention along the Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei (Brotherhood Bridge) Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A rustic stairway leads from Auke Lake to the namesake trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A rustic stairway leads from Auke Lake to the namesake trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A mushroom outgrowth along the Auke Lake Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A mushroom outgrowth along the Auke Lake Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A bear holds a dead salmon in its mouth at The National Shrine of Saint Thérèse on Sept. 16. (Photo by Felina Nicholette Villarreal)

A bear holds a dead salmon in its mouth at The National Shrine of Saint Thérèse on Sept. 16. (Photo by Felina Nicholette Villarreal)

A bear at The National Shrine of Saint Thérèse on Sept. 16. (Photo by Felina Nicholette Villarreal)

A bear at The National Shrine of Saint Thérèse on Sept. 16. (Photo by Felina Nicholette Villarreal)

Bear bread looks insignificant under the huge burl of this evergreen tree on Auke Nu Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Bear bread looks insignificant under the huge burl of this evergreen tree on Auke Nu Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

An angel wing fungus vibrant against a mossy log. Auke Nu Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

An angel wing fungus vibrant against a mossy log. Auke Nu Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Fog slithers through second-growth spruce along the Brotherhood Bridge Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Fog slithers through second-growth spruce along the Brotherhood Bridge Trail on Sept. 30. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A lone fishing boat returns to harbor as blue skies reflect in the channel on Sept. 26. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A lone fishing boat returns to harbor as blue skies reflect in the channel on Sept. 26. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

The fall look of a hosta seen above Pioneer Road on Sept. 26. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

The fall look of a hosta seen above Pioneer Road on Sept. 26. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A katsura tree explodes in color in a Blueberry Hills garden on Sept. 26. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A katsura tree explodes in color in a Blueberry Hills garden on Sept. 26. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Malaspina Glacier wends its way around icy mountains on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Malaspina Glacier wends its way around icy mountains on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Fireweed in autumn splendor as seen by the roadside in Seward on Sept. 24. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Fireweed in autumn splendor as seen by the roadside in Seward on Sept. 24. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A cougar larger than life guards the entrance to a motel lobby in Seward on Sept. 24. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A cougar larger than life guards the entrance to a motel lobby in Seward on Sept. 24. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Mt. Marathon under bright blue skies in Seward on Sept. 22. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Mt. Marathon under bright blue skies in Seward on Sept. 22. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A double rainbow appears over the harbor in downtown Seward on Sept. 21. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A double rainbow appears over the harbor in downtown Seward on Sept. 21. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Clouds dissipate over mountain ash and spruce trees in Seward on Sept. 21. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Clouds dissipate over mountain ash and spruce trees in Seward on Sept. 21. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A snow-capped mountain in Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

A snow-capped mountain in Seward on Sept. 20. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

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