Ketchikan, Alaska

July 26, 2015

Today we flew on a floatplane first time I’ve ever been on one which was cool.  The flight was twenty-five minutes of breathtaking views of homesteads, mountains with dense forest, pristine lakes and a great view of inside passage shaped by massive glaciers.

When we landed, we were met by this Alaskan Naturalist who lives in the forest.  After a short drive to the trail w got out of the jeep and began our half mile hike to a viewing platform that overlooks a stream brimming with salmon.  Although they don’t guarantee we see Bears, this is a good place to try and see them since they know that’s where they can get salmon.  We ended up only seeing a small black bear sitting in our path, but once he saw us, he ran into the forest.  

Follow us on our journey our next destination is Wrangell, Alaska.

Maria & John – with our friends Isaac and Michael