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Travel Blogs from Sitka
... or Fortress of the Bear. Bears trump birds today. We have a tough time finding a taxi willing to drive us the seven miles out of town through standstill road construction, but eventually commandeer one. The Fortress of the Bear is no slick tourist attraction, but rather a long term act of devotion by an Alaskan who just loves bears. On the island where Sitka is situated, there is one bear per square mile; Yellowstone has one per one hundred square ...
... on the rocks and some young ones playing in the surf. Woke up another sea otter, a sleeping one, on our ride back. Most unusual sighting was yet to come. I saw the roll of black and white about 100 yards in the distance, and our boat was quickly on it. It was a pod of killer whales and the sea lion they had circled and soon proceeded to devour. Felt bad for the sea lion, but our captain said it was the first time he'd ...
... led to their near extinction and
soon the fur trade began to falter.
Russia decided to sell Alaska to the United States in 1867. Secretary of State William Seward brokered
the deal for $7.2 million dollars and on October 18, 1867, the transfer
ceremony took place on the site of the Russian fort and Baranov’s Castle. Once gold was discovered, “ Seward’s Folly” looked like ...
Where’s Chuck Today? Sitka
Temperature: 75 Conditions: Another beautiful day
Did You Know: Record Cabbage = 127 pounds
Because we are leaving today at 2:00pm, we decided to make a run out to an attraction Bear Fortress. The bear fortress was developed by making use of huge clarifier tanks as
natural open air containment pens from ...
... ourselves away from here and back tracked to the highway and headed via Tok and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge (which adds even more protected area to the vast Wrangell-St Elias NP) to the border into Canada and Whitehorse, which is a pleasant town on the banks of the Yukon River ... and the capital of the Yukon Territory.
Following the Klondike Highway we headed south across the mountains and passed through the Carcross Desert, supposedly the smallest ...