A family of tundra swans swim near the banks of Spruce Lake, part of the Swan Lake canoe trail system in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, on Friday north of Sterling. In the spring, tundra swans migrate to Alaska in flocks, but disperse in pairs to breed and raise young during the summer. Spruce Lake is one of more than a dozen lakes in the canoe trail system, which requires boaters to portage their canoes or kayaks between the lakes down short connecting trails. Boaters can start from the west entrance, located near Fish Lake Campground on Swan Lake Road north of Sterling, or from the east entrance, further down Swan Lake Road from the intersection with Swanson River Road. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

A family of tundra swans swim near the banks of Spruce Lake, part of the Swan Lake canoe trail system in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, on Friday north of Sterling. In the spring, tundra swans migrate to Alaska in flocks, but disperse in pairs to breed and raise young during the summer. Spruce Lake is one of more than a dozen lakes in the canoe trail system, which requires boaters to portage their canoes or kayaks between the lakes down short connecting trails. Boaters can start from the west entrance, located near Fish Lake Campground on Swan Lake Road north of Sterling, or from the east entrance, further down Swan Lake Road from the intersection with Swanson River Road. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

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A family of tundra swans swim near the banks of Spruce Lake, part of the Swan Lake canoe trail system in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, on Friday north of Sterling. In the spring, tundra swans migrate to Alaska in flocks, but disperse in pairs to breed and raise young during the summer. Spruce Lake is one of more than a dozen lakes in the canoe trail system, which requires boaters to portage their canoes or kayaks between the lakes down short connecting trails. Boaters can start from the west entrance, located near Fish Lake Campground on Swan Lake Road north of Sterling, or from the east entrance, further down Swan Lake Road from the intersection with Swanson River Road. (Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

 

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