Kayak Ketchikan to Wrangell 2013
A wilderness paddle from Ketchikan to Wrangell, Alaska, in August of 2013. Organized by Bill Brackin of the North Sound Sea Kayaking Association out of Everett, WA. Six of us stayed 6 nights in charming forest service cabins and guerilla-camped (Bill's term for it) in Hennessy tent hammocks the rest of the time. We were mostly blessed with wonderful weather, though we had one wild day with high seas with close periods along the southwest coast of the Cleveland Peninsula. We had a few rainy days, but mostly the weather was mild. I even went swimming one marvelous idyllic day! We were blessed with three spectacular nights of the Pleiades meteor shower. Salmon leaped, whales puffed as they passed by, and we saw grizzlies and black bears at the Anan Bay Bear Observatory. We saw a mink and a weasel close by. We also heard elks bugle and foxes yip.