Posts Tagged ‘Tongass National Forest’

My Summer As A Bear Watching Guide

The bear was trying to get around us again. He had approached us twice already, turned away by my fellow guide with a stern word. Our group stood paces up from a wild salmon stream on Chichagof Island in the middle of the Tongass National Forest. The bear, a hefty male coastal brown bear, was…

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On A Floatplane In Alaska

(This piece originally appeared on www.maitravelsite.com. The League’s own Rainforest Campaign Manager, Dan Kirkwood, guided Federico Sandoval as he headed into the Tongass National Forest for a bear watching adventure.)

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A Hike At Fords Terror With My 78 Year-Old Dad

This piece comes from our good friends up at NW Navigation Co., Jeffrey and Christine Smith, who lead specialty cruises in the San Juan Islands, as well as the Inside Passage and Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. See the original blog here.

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Dispatch From The Field: A Trip Into Tongass Bear Country

In May, I was lucky enough to join our good friend Ken Leghorn on a recent trip to Pack Creek, located in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness on Admiralty Island. The name “Kootznoowoo” comes from the indigenous people of SE Alaska, the Tlingit, and means the “Bear Fort” or “Fortress of the Bears.” Ken owns and runs…

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A Nautical Love Story In America’s Tongass

On June 16, 2006, the M/V David B left Bellingham, Washington, bound for Juneau on her maiden voyage as a passenger vessel. Eight years earlier, Christine and Jeffrey Smith found the David B tucked behind a breakwater on Lopez Island, in Washington’s San Juan Islands. The tired old wooden boat, built in 1929, was showing her age. But when…

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