Southeast Alaska is majestic, but aesthetics aside, that epic expanse which makes the untouched Alaskan wilderness so beautiful, should be also largely-- terrifying. Observing a grizzly bear, post-hibernation, two weeks before the salmon run, is a true marvel. That bear though, weighing in at a hefty 600 pounds, is also starving and the human observer...
The day before the Wilderness Discoverer was due to arrive in Sitka, we anchored in the Magoun Islands for one final day of adventuring before returning to civilization and saying goodbye to our guests. #alaska #travel #adventure
One morning, on the fourth day of my seven-day Alaskan adventure, I saw from the stern of the boat what I thought to be a sea otter flailing 20 feet offshore. Otters aren’t uncommon in Alaska, but they’re rare enough that to see one was a thrill. However, as I watched it thrash closer, I saw that this otter had a very white head, was clad in feathers and propelled itself along the water’s surface not with adorable otter paws, but with mighty wings. #travel #alaska #adventure
August 25, 2016 the National Parks Service turns 100! Celebrating the centennial are the 59 parks and over 300 monuments, preserves, trails and battlefields it currently maintains. #FindYourPark #travel #adventure