wasn't our average vacation ... It rained everyday that we were
camping in the wilderness, we never had a campfire, and since we
were at or near glaciers everyday it was always fairly cold.
We were picked up at
our hotels and driven to the Marina in Douglas where we had to carry all
of our personal gear, community gear, and kayaks quite a way down a long
steep ramp and out to the end of a pier and load everything onto a steel
hulled cabin cruiser jetboat. After a 3 1/2 hour ride we arrived at a grassy
tidal flat below the North Dawes Glacier in the Endicott Arm in the Tongass
Eric, Mo, Carol, Patti,
John, Diann, Tracy.
Standing: Caroline and Terry.
said it probably doesn't sound like too much fun ... but it
was. It was truly wonderful. We had all of the proper clothing,
fleece, wool, and polypropylene. Alaska
Discovery (a.k.a. A-K Disco) supplied the best in camping
gear, rain gear, boots, guides, and food. Our mindset was, have
no expectations and take what ever comes our way. We were prepared
for SE Alaska.
our trip in Juneau on the only day of the trip that was mostly sunny.
There were 7 guests, 2 guides, and one guest/guide. Ten people all
total. It was a motley crew of mostly city folk that spanned near
40 years in age. Most were in good shape, a few had spent time in
the wilds before, but no one even came close to being a real outdoorsman
of other John & Patti adventures
Last revised: December 15, 2007