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Old 04-23-2018, 11:34 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by AndrewInSeattle View Post
If you've got the time and the ferry reservations allow you to, try to schedule time at some of the towns along the way. Prince Rupert is cute and has an actually good restaurant (Cow Bay Cafe). Wrangell and Petersburg are accessible only by ferry, not cruise ship, and are a fascinating case study in how 2 towns only a few miles apart can have vastly different cultures.

Being surrounded by Tongass Natl Forest, they have amazingly over-funded / under-utilized campsites nearby, or plenty of places to just dispersed-camp. We stumbled on one campsite a few miles south of Wrangell that was free, completely empty, beautiful views from a bluff overlooking the water, and -- I kid you not -- fresh potpourri in the outhouse. We regretted having uncancellable overpriced hotel reservations when we saw that place!
Sound really awesome, Andrew. I had planned to spend more time exploring Alaska this year. However, this trip is to relocate the SM from MT to AK. On the way south in October, I hope I can visit these places ... as have always wanted to!

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Old 04-23-2018, 11:36 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ctb View Post
No probs WBob! Man you are SURE set in AK for some truly awesome adventures...our page is loaded with pics from our '14 trip to AK breaking in our SMB...Did both the Dempster in Yukon/Northwest Territories and the Dalton on that trip...great wildlife, Northern Lights, seafood! VidaLaVIda is another member that has traveled AK extensively and has some great pics out there too! Can't wait to see your pics! AGAIN, WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!
Sounds like a great trip. I hope to get so nice images to share.
And, again, Thanks!

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