On the Southeastern outer coast of Alaska a few small fishing towns meets the Gulf. One particular town happens to be Sitka and is home to a very unique music event named Homeskillet Festival. One of the few festivals in Alaska that promotes more than just bluegrass, Homeskillet has become an exciting experience for people spending their summer in The Last Fontier while still looking for new and innovative music. However, the small town is located on the edge of a brown bear occupied island. Baranoff isn’t cheap or easy to arrive on. To show people just how removed from the rest of the World Sitka actually is, Brandon Hauser and I kayaked from Hoonah, Alaska to Sitka. This is a small glimpse at the 200 mile adventure that brought us to wild ride of Homeskillet Festival.