The Crossing of Admiralty Island: Part 4

Lake Guerin Shelter to Salt Marsh Camp

I woke early to hot feet. The sun was beating down on everything beyond the shelter’s shadow.… continue

The Crossing of Admiralty Island: Part 2

Swan Island to Mole Harbor

Very close to 3am the Sun began to heat up the beach.  A scorching hot day was upon us and we hadn’t slept more than a few hours. Open to the unobstructed sun, I now regretted sleeping under a clear sky. We all tried to hide from the light but it did little good, as now the ravens and various birds started socializing. These are good problems to have considering where we were.… continue

The Crossing of Admiralty Island: Part 1

Oliver’s Inlet to Angoon – 70 Miles Across Admiralty

Sometimes a trip into the wilderness sounds so good that I don’t question the reality of what it will take to actually survive the expedition. The idea of spending ten days traveling through the protected waters of Seymour Canal and crossing from lake to lake, one side of Admiralty Island to the other seemed like one of the greatest trips a person could do in Alaska. Hauling a sea kayak through old growth forest remained a small side note until I was face to face with the challenge.… continue