We were riding our bikes this weekend along the Mendenhall River checking out potential trout/dolly spots for fly fishing and enjoying the day. It was lightly raining but we put on our rain gear and went anyway.
Along the trail we can across this carved tree. I hope that since these are salmon that they were put there to honor the salmon so that she would come back bring her trout and dolly varden friends with her.
The National Park Service calls them Sylvan Petroglyphs (wood carvings on trees).
There are also some carved trees at the top of Mt Roberts by the gift store and along the short nature trail as well as some in Glacier Bay National Park.