Posts Tagged ‘Wrangell’

On Location: SE Alaska!

Map of route through Inside Passage, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska

Updated August 4, 2012 Follow along on a photo journey through Southeast Alaska via the Alaska Marine Highway System.  Our three week adventure begins in Bellingham, Washington, cruises through the Inside Passage of coastal British Columbia, then continues north with stops in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Glacier Bay, Juneau, Tracy Arm and Sitka.  See whale, otter, […]


Best Sights and Restaurants of Southeast Alaska

Fishing wharfs, Sitka, Alaska

Here are my favorite sights and restaurants in Southeast Alaska, along with a few tips for getting around when traveling via the Alaska Marine Highway System without a car. Favorite Sights in Southeast Alaska #1  Glacier Bay National Park While Tracy Arm (see #2 below) probably has an edge over Glacier Bay on visually stunning […]


Southeast Alaska Day 10 – Mount Dewey and Sailing to Petersburg

Wharf, Petersburg, Alaska

July 8, 2012 “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir, naturalist, explorer, writer These are the words that […]


Southeast Alaska Day 9 – Anan Creek Bears

Black bear, AnAn Creek Bear Observatory, Tongass National Forest, Alaska

July 7, 2012 It rained nearly the whole day, but I hardly noticed.  We were surrounded by bears, both black and brown, and somehow rain just wasn’t relevant. Breakaway Adventures packed 12 of us into their landing craft style boat The Motivator for the one hour trip around the east side of Wrangell Island to […]


Southeast Alaska Day 8 – Petroglyph Beach

Petroglyph on Petroglyph Beach, Wrangell, Alaska

July 6, 2012 One of Wrangell’s highlights is a visit to Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park, about a mile north of town.  Dozens of petroglyphs are scattered on boulders, making this the highest known concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska. Most of the rock art here depicts faces, circles, spirals and animals.  Nobody knows their […]