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Exploring the state of Alaska

Rounding Point Retreat

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Exploring the Sealion Cove Trail

My father mentioned that we planned to explore the Sealion Cove trail this summer. Planning to fish for king salmon in Salisbury Sound makes Kalinin Bay the obvious anchorage, where the trail head is found. This plan was to be … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – El Capitan Cave Entrance

Doug and Ben taking a peek inside the entrance to El Capitan Cave on Prince of Wales Island.

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Hole in the Wall

It had been a very pleasant day with a visit to the El Capitan Cave on Prince of Wales Island. Navigating in and out of Dry Pass from Sumner Strait through Shakan Bay had been an enjoyable. Our plan was … Continue reading

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Calder Bay Mining Operation

When entering Shakan Strait and Dry Pass from Sumner Strait to visit El Capitan Caves, one will notice a large mining operation on Prince of Wales Island. This mine has a long history of resource extraction. It was originally developed by the Alaskan Marble … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Dry Pass Near Low Tide

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Photo of the Week – Dry Pass, Prince of Wales Island

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A SE Alaskan Plant to Admire but Avoid

So you have anchored in a beautiful bay or tied up to a State of Alaska float and want to take a short hike up into the woods. One of the plants you most likely encounter is devil’s club, Oplopanax … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Rainy Arrival at Pack Creek

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Photo of the Week – The Dock Toll Collector

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