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What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise

Packing for a trip to Alaska can be a challenge: its northern reaches and varied geography means traveling through several microclimates. From mild to extreme, the temperatures will fluctuate.  849 more words

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Snow in July

No, it wasn’t falling, but it was still here on July 19th, in a place as mild as Ketchikan.  That’s Alaska for you.

Alaska: The Outside View Bit

Unbelievable how time flies!  It’s been nearly eight years since I was in a bar in Juneau, Alaska, ordering a particular drink for downing swiftly – and five years before then that I took a tentative sip of that potent concoction for the very first time!  1,304 more words


Second Lookout, Deer Mountain

The fog kept rolling in and out, completely obscuring all those islands and then giving me a glimpse and then covering them again, all within the space of a couple of minutes.

Fog on Deer Mountain Trail, Ketchikan

I feel like I should be coming across a princess in distress or a medieval bandit about now.