My campsite west of Cape Fox looking out across Dixon Entrance.
Wildflowers behind my campsite.
June 26 - Approaching Tree Point light.
Tree Point Light
A beach on one of the De Long Islands in Foggy Bay.
An island in Foggy Bay.
Kirk Point at the north end of Foggy Bay.
Approaching Kah Shakes Cove.
My campsite on an un-named island southwest of Kah Shakes Point at the entrance to Bullhead Cove.
A cedar tree stripped of bark to be used in native crafts.
Skunk Cabbage - Bears love it.
An un-named island southwest of Kah Shakes Point at the entrance to Bullhead Cove.
June 27 - Heading across Boca De Quadra
Looking up Boca De Quadra.
Misty Fjords National Monument
Approaching Point Sykes and Behm Canal.
Crossing Behm Canal
June 28 - Getting ready to launch.
My kayak pulled high up in a cove just south of Cone Point.
June 28 - My campsite in a cove just south of Cone Point after a night of heavy rain.
My campsite in a cove just south of Cone Point.
View across Revillagigedo Channel from my campsite.
Heading for the pass between Cone Island and Cone Point.
Entering Thorne Arm with Cone Island on the left.
Looking up Thorne Arm.
Ketchikan comes into view in Revillagigedo Channel.
Ketchikan is straight ahead in Revillagigedo Channel.
Some of the homes in the older part of Ketchikan.
Ketchikan sea plane dock.
My kayak on the dock in Ketchikan among those owned by Southeast Sea Kayaks.
Southeast Sea Kayaks delivers paddlers and their boats to local kayaking destinations.
June 30 - Heading northwest out of Ketchikan and up Tongass Narrows.
Heading northwest out of Ketchikan and up Tongass Narrows.
Homes line the shore along Tongass Narrows.
A cruise ship leaves Ketchikan in Tongass Narrows.
The beach at Point Higgins.
The beach at Point Higgins looking across Clarence Strait.
The beach at Point Higgins looking across the northern arm of Behm Canal to the Cleveland Peninsula and Caamano Point.
The beach at Point Higgins looking north up Behm Canal.
A creek flowing down the beach at Point Higgins.
My campsite on the beach at Point Higgins.
Guard Island and Clarence Strait from Point Higgins.
Sunset from Point Higgins looking across Behm Canal to the Cleveland Peninsula.
Guard Island in Clarence Strait.
The Alaska Ferry heads south down Tongass Narrows toward Ketchikan.
Behm Canal from Point Higgins with Caamano Point seven miles away in the distance.
Heading northwest through Clarence Strait up the Cleveland Peninsula.
Clarence Strait from a beach on the Cleveland Peninsula.
A cabin in the woods.
A rocky islet in Clarence Strait.
A beach on the Cleveland Peninsula.
A black bear searching for food in the drift logs on the beach.
A cruise ship heads north up Clarence Strait past my campsite near Niblack Point.
Looking south down Clarence Strait from a beach near Niblack Point.
My campsite near Niblack Point.
Niblack Point on Clarence Strait
The Cleveland Peninsula shoreline along Clarence Strait near Niblack Point.
Clarence Strait looking southwest from Niblack Point.
A cruise ship passes my campsite on Clarence Strait.
July 2 - One of two black bears that came to visit me this morning as I was breaking camp.
One of two black bears that came to visit me this morning as I was breaking camp.
A black bear approaches me from down the beach.
Looking north up Clarence Strait from a creek mouth near Lee Rock.
My kayak sitting in a creek where it enters Clarence Strait south of Myers Chuck.
A rocky islet in Clarence Strait just south of Myers Chuck.
A home at the entrance to Myers Chuck.
My campsite near the schoolhouse in Myers Chuck.
The schoolhouse in Myers Chuck.
The dock in Myers Chuck.
Information about renting the school house.
july 3 - Leaving Myers Chuck.
Rounding Lemesurier Point and entering Ernest Sound.
Mount Burnett from across Union Bay.
Union Point across Union Bay.
Heading northeast up Ernest Sound.
Change Island straight ahead in Sunny Bay.
View south down Ernest Sound from Change Island.
My campsite on Change Island.
Looking northeast up Seward Passage from Change Island.
Ernest Sound from Change Island.
Wildflowers on Change Island.
View southeast from Change Island.
July 4 - Heading north up Seward Passage.
Heading north up Seward Passage.
Blake Island across Bradfield Canal from Anan Bay.
View north up Blake Channel from Blake Island.
My campsite on Blake Island.
Fresh bear poo right next to my tent on Blake Island.
Campsite on Blake Island.
July 5 - Heading north up Blake Channel in the rain.
Heading north up Blake Channel
The Narrows entering Eastern Passage.
Eastern Passage heading north.
The Stikine River muddies the water in Eastern Passage.
The sea plane and kayak dock in Wrangell, Alaska.
An Alaska Ferry pulls into dock in Wrangell.
Liesnoi Island in Stikine Strait from Wrangell.
July 7 - Crossing Stikine Strait toward Kadin and Liesnoi Islands.
Crossing Stikine Strait toward Kadin and Liesnoi Islands.
The landing site near the Fennimore B&B.
The Stikine River Valley.
Looking back toward Wrangell.
Looking toward Dry Strait next to Kadin Island.
View toward the Stikine River from Dry Strait.
View toward the Stikine River.
Sergief Island in the Stikine River delta.
Entering Frederick Sound from Dry Strait.
Frederick Sound looking toward LeConte Bay
Coney Island comes into view around Cosmos Point in Frederick Sound.
Coney Island in Frederick Sound
The Mitkof Island shoreline in Frederick Sound.
My campsite on Mitkof Island in Frederick Sound.
Frederick Sound from Mitkof Island with Coney Island and LeConte Bay in the distance.
Broken bits of glacial ice floating in Frederick Sound.
Frederick Sound from Mitkof Island
My campsite on Mitkof Island.
My picture taken by a fellow kayaker.
July 10 - Approaching the Sukoi Islets in Frederick Sound.
A small iceberg in Frederick Sound.
A fishing boat approaches an iceberg in Frededick Sound.
An iceberg stranded by low tide.
My campsite north of Point Vandeput near Thomas Bay.
Looking north up Frederick Sound from my campsite.
The woods behind my camp.
July 11 - An Alaska Ferry passes in Frederick Sound.
A commercial fishing boat in Frederick Sound.
Approaching Cape Fanshaw in Frederick Sound.
The last bear I would see on the trip.
Approaching Cape Fanshaw.
First view of Stephens Passage after rounding Cape Fanshaw.
Storm Island in Stephens Passage.
The Five Fingers Islands in Stephens Passage.
July 12 - Launch time on Whitney Island.
Campsite on Whitney Island in Stephens Passage.
View from my campsite on Whitney Island in Stephens Passage.
Campsite on Whitney Island in Stephens Passage with Storm Island in the distance.
Sea gulls and ducks on a rock in Stephens Passage.
Oystercatchers on a barnacle covered rock.
Port Houghton off Stephens Passage.
A Humpback Whale surfaces in Stephens Passage.
Rounding Entrance Island into Hobart Bay.
The dock in Hobart Bay.
My campsite in Hobart Bay.
View toward the dock from my campsite in Hobart Bay.
View looking southward from my campsite in Hobart Bay.
Entrance Island in Hobart Bay.
July 13 - Heading north in Stephens Passage.
Heading north in Stephens Passage with Sunset Island in the foggy distance.
Heading north in Stephens Passage.
Sunset Island obscured by fog in Stephens Passage.
Windham Bay in Stephens Passage.
Fog and clouds obscure an un-named mountain peak. Windham Bay in Stephens Passage.
An eagle leaves it's nest.
Heading north up Stephens Passage.
Rocks colored by flowing water.
Rocks colored by intrusions.
Dry Bay in Stephens Passage.
Approaching my campsite in Sand Bay on Stephens Passage.
My dehydrated dinner before adding water.
A Humpback Whale surfaces amid small ice bergs in Stephens Passage.
My campsite on a peninsula in Sand Bay.
View northward up Stephens Passage from my campsite in Sand Bay.
A small iceberg floats past in Stephens Passage.
My campsite in Sand Bay on Stephens Passage.
A Humpback Whale dives just offshore from my campsite in Sand Bay.
A Humpback Whale cruises just offshore from my campsite on Sand Bay.
Two Humpback Whales pass my campsite in Stephens Passage.
My campsite at Sand Bay in Stephens Passage.
A whale shows his pectoral fin in Sand Bay.
July 14 - Heading across Holkham Bay on a foggy morning.
Heading across Holkham Bay on a foggy morning.
The Alaska Ferry heading north up Stephens Passage in the fog.
Holkham Bay and Mount Sumdum.
An iceberg floats in Holkham Bay with Mount Sumdum obscured by clouds and fog.
A bergy bit stranded by low tide.
Small icebergs in Holkham Bay.
An Alaska Ferry heads north up Stephens Passage past Midway Island.
View northward up Stephens Passage to Point Anmer with Port Snettisham just beyond.
Approaching Point Anmer in Stephens Passage.
The beach where I would camp at Point Anmer. Everett Peak looms in the background.
A waterfall just before Point Anmer.
My campsite on the beach at Point Anmer.
The view south down Stephens Passage from my campsite on the beach at Point Anmer.
My campsite on the beach at Point Anmer. Looking northward up Stephens Passage.
The pebble beach at Point Anmer.
Looking northward up Stephens Passage from Point Anmer.
Looking southward down Stephens Passage from Point Anmer.
July 15 - Heading north up Stephens Passage.
A cruise ship heads north up Stephens Passage with the Glass Peninsula in the background.
A waterfall on Stephens Passage.
Fishing boats setting their nets in Stephens Passage between Limestone Inlet and Taku Harbor.
Limestone Inlet on Stephens Passage
Taku Harbor on Stephens Passage
A big sea lion checks me out in Stephens Passage.
Looking north up Stephens Passage with Gastineau Channel entering on the far left.
Looking up northwest up Gastineau Channel toward Juneau from Stephens Passage.
Stephens Passage where Gastineau Channel and Taku Inlet all connect.
Greely Point and the entrance to Taku Inlet. My next campsite beach can be seen to the right of Greely Point.
My campsite beach south of Greely Point.
Looking west up Stephens Passage from my campsite by Greely Point.
A cruise ship passes my campsite south of Greely Point.
My campsite south of Greely Point.
A perfect gravel beach for camping and landing / launching a kayak.
My campsite looking southward to Slocum Inlet and Circle Point.
A cairn to mark my campsite.
Heading across Taku Inlet toward Gastineau Channel and Juneau.
Looking north up Taku Inlet.
July 16 - Two cruise ships pass my campsite early in the morning.
Kelp leaves in Gastineau Channel let me know I'm paddling against the current.
Looking northwest up Gastineau Channel toward Juneau.
Juneau comes into view in Gastineau Channel.
A cruise ship at dock in Juneau harbor.
A room at the Breakwater Inn in Juneau.
The Aurora harbor in Juneau from the Breakwater Inn.
July 18 - Entering the Mendenhall Bar northwest of Juneau.
The Mendenhall Bar northwest of Juneau.
Stuck at low tide in the Mendenhall Bar looking northwest.
Stuck at low tide in the Mendenhall Bar facing southeast.
Auke Bay from a shelter at the campground.
The fast ferry arriving in Auke Bay.
July 19 - The Alaska Ferry in Favorite Channel.
July 20 - Point Louisa in Auke Bay
The Chilkat Mountains across Lynn Canal.
Shelter Island in Favorite Channel
Barnacles and starfish
Lynn Canal and the Chilkat Mountains in the distance.
Eagle Beach in Lynn Canal.
Eagle River enters Lynn Canal.
My campsite at Point Bridget on Berners Bay in Lynn Canal.
Berners Bay from Point Bridget
A cabin at Point Bridget.
This gravel path made landing and launching easier at Point Bridget.
July 21 - Heading five miles across the mouth of Berners Bay to Point St. Mary
Berners Bay from halfway across.
Lynn Canal at Point St. Mary
A stormy day on Lynn Canal south of Point Sherman.
My campsite three miles south of Point Sherman looking north up Lynn canal.
My campsite three miles south of Point Sherman looking south down Lynn Canal.
Lynn Canal looking west from Point Sherman.
Lynn Canal looking west from Point Sherman with the Chilkat Mountains in the distance.
The Alaska Ferry heading south down Lynn Canal.
July 23 - Heading north up Lynn Canal.
Heading north up Lynn Canal.
The Kakuhan Mountains east of Lynn Canal.
The fast ferry in Lynn canal.
Snowfields and a waterfall in the Kakuhan Mountains.
My campsite near Eldred Rock on Lynn Canal.
Something big was chewing on this crab trap float.
My campsite near Eldred Rock looking north up Lynn Canal.
Looking north from my campsite near Eldred Rock on Lynn Canal. The Chilkat Peninsula is visable to the far left with Chilkoot Inlet to it's right.
Looking north up Chilkoot Inlet on a stormy day.
Eldred Rock Lighthouse in Lynn Canal.
The smooth gravel beach at my campsite.
Looking across Lynn Canal toward Sullivan, Kataguni, Shikosi, and Anyaka Islands.
Kataguni Island with the Chilkat Mountains in the distance.
A waterfall in Chilkoot Inlet.
Looking north up Chilkoot Inlet.
A waterfall and sea level snowfield on Chilkoot Inlet.
Taisani, Anyaka, Shikosi Islands with the Chilkat Mountains in the distance.
Davidson Glacier flows out of the Chilkat Mountain Range.
Sea Lions on the rocky shoreline of Chilkoot Inlet.
A river enters Chilkoot Inlet through a boulder field.
The Katzehin River flowes into Chilkoot Inlet through the Kakuhan Mountains.
The delta of the Katzehin River in Chilkoot Inlet.
Heading north up Chilkoot Inlet with Haines coming into view.
Looking north up Taiya Inlet towards Skagway Alaska.
My campsite at the Oceanside Campground in Haines.
Looking across Chilkoot Inlet from Haines.
The Alaska State Fair in Haines.
Me at Haines Harbor.
A rainbow and Coast Guard boat in Chilkoot Inlet.
July 28 - My kayak, ready to launch, next to the harbor in Haines.
Taiya Point ahead with Taiya Inlet and Mount Villard in the distance.
Looking northward up Taiya Inlet toward Skagway.
A waterfall flows into Taiya Inlet.
An Alaska Ferry heads southward down Taiya Inlet.
A cruise ship at the dock in Skagway.
Cruise ships at the docks in Skagway.
Cruise ships in Skagway.
July 29 - Salmon in a fish trap, Pullen Creek, Skagway Alaska
Salmon in Pullen Creek, Skagway Alaska
Salmon holding pens in Pullen Creek.
Salmon in Pullen Creek
The boat launch ramp in Skagway Alaska where my trip ended.
My last campsite at the Pullen Creek Campground in Skagway Alaska.
My kayak and all the gear ready to be loaded on the ferry.
The Alaska Ferry arriving in Skagway.
My kayak and gear stowed on the ferry.
Looking southward down Taiya Inlet from the ferry.
Skagway and four cruise ships from the ferry.
The solarium on the ferry.
Looking northward up Taiya Inlet from the ferry.
A waterfall on Taiya Inlet.
Taiya Point where Taiya Inlet and Lutak Inlets meet.
Haines from the ferry.
The silt filled water from the Katzehin River merges with the clear water of Chilkoot Inlet.
The Kakuhan Mountains
Davidson Glacier flows out of the Chilkat Mountains.
A melting snowfield forms a waterfall in the Kakuhan Mountains.
Looking northward up Chilkoot Inlet
Eldred Rock Lighthouse in Lynn Canal
My beach campsite as seen from the ferry.
Snowfields and waterfalls in the Kakuhan Mountains.
Another Alaska Ferry in Lynn Canal.
August 1 - Wrangell Narrows
Fennimores B&B where I stayed on my trip up.
August 3 - The BC Ferry at dock in Prince Rupert.
The BC Ferry at dock in Prince Rupert.
Leaving Prince Rupert
Heading south from Prince Rupert.
My campsite at Evening Point in Grenville Channel.
My campsite at Mosley Point in Grenville Channel.
The BC Ferry Northern Adventure
My campsite on Gribbell Island
Princess Royal Channel
Butedale in Princess Royal Channel
My kayak stowed on the BC Ferry
Boat Bluff Lighthouse
Robb Point Light on Ivory Island
Fitz Hugh Sound
Sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the ferry.
My son Jason and myself near his home in Kirkwood California.