Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska

Clam Gulch, as the name implies, is famous for the hundreds of thousands of razor clams harvested annually from the sandy beaches. Situated on the bluffs overlooking scenic Cook Inlet, the recreation area offers visitors a panoramic view of the Aleutian Mountain Range and its three tallest peaks - Mount Iliamna, Mount Redoubt and Mount Spurr. 

Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska
Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska
Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska

We took a trip down to the Kenai Peninsula for a new adventure - clamming. The beaches from Clam Gulch to Ninilchik, Alaska are the most popular razor clam beaches in the state, so we figured we couldn't lose, especially since our 'tour guides', also known as our good friends, were seasoned clamming vets.

Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska

It really is not as easy as it looks, those little critters can hustle through that sand when they need to! While very difficult at first, we finally got the hang of it and ended up with a  bucket full of delicious razor clams to enjoy for dinner that night. The view wasn't too shabby either.

Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska
Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska
Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska
Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska
Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska

The same weekend we did a little river fishing and I caught my first King salmon, the ultimate prize. There is nothing better than fresh caught fish for dinner. 

Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska
Clamming in Clam Gulch, Alaska


Another solid Alaskan adventure under our belts.

Have you been clamming before? 

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