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Tlingit Pictographs and Glacial Striations

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

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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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Pinnipeds

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

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“Bridge to Nowhere” Not Needed Here

The Tongass Narrows is part of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage. The waterway forms part of the Alaska Marine Highway.  Many types of vessels operate on the channel, such as charter, commercial fishing, and recreational vessels, as well as commercial freight barges … Continue reading

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