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Steep, Colorful, Wet, Mossy, Granite Cliffs

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

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“The Yosemite of the North”

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

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Sunset on the Behm

Behm Canal in the Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Forest

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Momentarily Changing Tunes, er… I Mean Tones

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

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Behm Canal

Approaching the Misty Fjords National Monument, the 108-mile Behm Canal is a natural channel that separates Revillagigedo Island from mainland Alaska.  We’re about to behold yet another scenic wonderland…  and heck!  we were on the lookout for owls, whales, sea lions, bears and … Continue reading

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A Seiner Silhouette and a Tree Line

Once in awhile, fog can make some things stand out very nicely!!

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Morning Fog Bank

Luckily, we ditched this and headed left into the fjord.  Still, it would have been cool to aim straight for just awhile longer…

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Sunup

To the right, the higher mountains bask in a purple glow.  Thousands more will soon feel that same warmth.  Sometimes, nature keeps things perfectly simple!

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Buoy, Channel Marker, Beacon…

… can only mean one thing…  land ho coming up…  meanwhile, still watching for the sun…

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What Lies Beneath

Everything is big in Alaska!! a slight alteration…  additional editing…  busting away from the norm…  = BIG FISH!!  

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