Category Archives: Alaska
Getting close enough to the rock face to discern the few remaining faded pictographs that dot the rocks of the fjord’s shoreline – a last trace of earlier Tlingit Indian tribes’ existence – etched and painted into the stone along … Continue reading
Here are some exquisite examples of this granite, moss-covered and tree-lined cliff at Rudyerd Bay near Ketchikan. Most of the world’s fjords (i.e. Norway), which are glacier-formed narrow inlets with steep cliffs, are found in only a handful of countries and some of … Continue reading
Big world out there! One cormorant stands out among its fellow sea birds.
Another first along this journey – but not the last, not by a long shot! Did you know the bald eagle is BOTH our national bird AND our national animal?? Furthermore, as kangaroos are to Australia, it is the only sea … Continue reading
It’s a term often used for Misty Fjords – the words heart-stopping and jaw-dropping just aren’t enough to do justice to this area of natural beauty. Misty Fjords National Monument covers 2 million acres (vs. Yosemite’s 761,000) of the Tongass National Forest, … Continue reading
Yay! Finally! First close-up sights of harbor seals in the Misty Fjords! Harbor seals are 1 of 6 species of haired seals found in Alaskan waters, and typically use glacial fjords as a home base. They can grow to 5 … Continue reading
Absolutely perfect! Is she not a beauty?
Behm Canal in the Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Forest
Traveling upstream in the Behm Canal headed toward Rudyerd Bay and points north, all of which are part of the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national forest, which covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers unique … Continue reading