The Ketchikan Hostel

400 Main Street, Ketchikan, Alaska, 99901, United States | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan

Ketch Me If You Kan

A travel blog entry by kirstenelise on Jul 23, 2014

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... totem poles and other carvings found in abandoned Tlingit Indian villages from nearby islands.

I was surprised to learn that the height of totem carving was from the mid- to late 1800s. I don’t know why I had assumed this tradition was more ancient. Maybe the tradition is older but reached its prime mid 19th century.

Totem poles were originally carved to honor important people, commemorate events and to ...

Ferry Time

A travel blog entry by eveandgreg on Jul 23, 2014

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Just a brief update from my phone. We had 15 hours yesterday on a very lovely British Columbia ferry and this afternoon we got on the Alaska Marine ferry, a decided contrast! This one is very utilitarian and functional with nary a touch of elegance. However the scenery ...

Body home - rest of still in Alaska

A travel blog entry by martyandbarbara on Jul 22, 2014

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home and yet not home. between the 4 hour time change and the almost 24 hours it took us from the time we left the boat to arrive home we are still very discumbobulated. We got almost no sleep during our travel home and so last night we slept about 12 hours! and I won't be conpletely surprised if we do that again tonight! but we have the time and space to do that if our bodies need it and we are both still glowing.
So why I am writing this now instead ...

Into the Mist

A travel blog entry by patandglenn on Jul 03, 2014

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... cliff as we entered and every turn of the fjord brought a new breathtaking view, The captain took us off the usual route and we went into different bays and even saw a pictograph ! He tried to find us a bear, but the salmon were not spawning yet. On our way back to Ketckican we came across 2 humpback whales ! For no wildlife guarantee we did pretty well! As we rounded the bay into the harbour one of the crew pointed out a barge with ...

First Port--Ketchikan

A travel blog entry by bcope100 on Jun 03, 2014

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... I waited for Ashley to wake up at a reasonable hour (as she said) and enjoyed breakfast delivered to our room. We had an early tour scheduled and met our group out on the dock.

After a quick bus ride with a very energetic and entertaining guide, Kat, we arrived at Saxman Totem Pole Park. We watched a video about the culture of the Alaskans, then took a short hike thru the woods to their ...