S: Petersburg Alaska
BC: Exploring Southeast Alaska
FC: Petersburg Alaska August 2012
1: To celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary we planned a trip to Petersburg Alaska. We found the perfect little house to stay in for a week, known as the "Sugar Shack". | Keith & Jerri Streeter
3: The beauty of Alaska will draw you in and keep you coming back for more. Petersburg is located on the northern tip of Mitkof Island. | Frederick Sound
4: navigating the Wrangell Narrows | pinball alley...keep it between the markers! | a watchman on the bow of the ferry
5: for pleasure | or a living
6: built to stand the changing tides
8: Butts | Halibut | Rockfish
9: Fishing | Catching | Skate | The big one! | 16ft Smokercraft
10: Icebergs from LeConte Glacier
11: The Petersburg Penguins
13: just chillin on a iceberg
14: Sea Lions hold down the buoys that mark the entrance to the Wrangell Narrows
15: THE BOSS
16: Sugar Shack
17: A perfect place to call home for a week
19: rockfish in a bucket
20: We found crab pots tucked into the tree line along shore. The large pot is for king crab, which only AK residents can keep.
21: Mike and Vonda's place
22: A great looking place to camp
23: Woodpecker Cove
24: Sunset from the cabin, looking out on the Wrangell Narrows. We will be back to Petersburg again, with our boat in tow, to enjoy more of the beauty and fishing this place has to offer.
25: A Bald Eagle spreads it's wings to dry in the sun
26: After a overnight ride on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Matanuska, we arrived back at Prince Rupert, Canada. From there we headed to the Nisga Lava Beds. From a view point we walked back to Vetter Falls, where the water was a very brilliant aqua blue.
27: A short trip up the Cassiar Hwy. brought us to Bear Glacier Prov. Park We hurried to set up camp before dark
28: Bears found grazing along the roadway
29: VIEWING BEARS | the bears come in to feed on salmon while visitors watch from above on the enclosed boardwalk | Fish Creek Bear Viewing Station Hyder Alaska
30: Bald Eagles | teach their young, on a sandbar near Stewart, Canada & Hyder, Alaska
31: A close up look at the crevices in the glacier ice | BEAR GLACIER
32: BLACK BEAR
33: BLACK BEAR | Keith spotted this cub in the brush while watching it's mama He honked the horn and up the tree it went! | The bear were out feeding on the grasses on the edge of the roadway
34: Beautiful British Columbia CANADA
35: The wind howled, the train wheels squealed and the highway noise never ended but it was a pretty setting on the water to camp in Mt. Robson Provincial Park.
36: Athabasca Falls | Located in Jasper National Park the headwaters come from the Columbia Glacier. Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains.
37: The beautiful Canadian Rockies seen in Jasper and Banff National Park located in Alberta Canada.
38: COLUMBIA ICEFIELD elevation 9,843 ft The Columbia Icefield is a surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once covered most of Western Canada's mountains. It is the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies.
39: Evan on a cloudy day the beauty of the Canadian Rockies shines through.
40: A great place for lunch with a killer view of the mountains and beautiful aqua colored glacier fed waters. | We logged nearly 4000 miles on this trip with our Subaru Forester
41: LAKE LOUISE | MORAINE LAKE | We spent the night at the Lake Louise Campground in Banff. The high voltage fence they say is to keep the bears out! | Moraine Lake is the other lake near Lake Louise, both beautiful glacier fed. It was nearly dusk when we got there, so we didn't have to fight the crowds!