This yurt is located up the bay approx. 10 miles, just past the Grewingk Glacier spit. It is the site furthest up Kachemak Bay. You can anchor your boat on the flats near the beach, but be prepared to let your vessel go dry at low tide. Also, plan for a wet drop-off, as the approach to Humpy Creek is very shallow. About 500 yards from the drop-off, you’ll find the Humpy Creek yurt. It sits at the forest's edge a short distance from the stream, well protected from the summer day-breeze.
Humpy Creek has an abundant run of pink salmon starting in mid-July and running through the 1st or 2nd week of August. Fishing is good for humpies during this time, and you might catch chum salmon or dolly varden trout as well. This yurt is also a fine place to begin an extended kayak trip. Spend a night or two at Humpy Creek, exploring Mallard Bay and waters to the north before leaving for your next yurt site at Right Beach or Halibut Cove Lagoon. From Right Beach or the lagoon, paddle to Petersen Bay and do a short portage to China Poot Bay, where you’ll find your next yurt.
As always, watch out for current shifts with the changing tides, and time your excursions appropriately. Mornings in the summer are always better for paddling, due to rising winds in the afternoon.
This is a wet entry and boots are necessary. Also, it is advisable to pack lightly as you may be carrying your gear up to 500 yards or more.
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