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Travel Blogs from Sitka
... so these were copied in the 1920s and at least some of them were copied again in the 1980s. The ranger told us that some people come and they only want to see the “original” poles (there are a few housed in the visitor center), but, as the ranger pointed out, the copies are carved by hand by native artisans, and so are artworks in their own right.
Totem poles generally depict stories from the history of the tribe, or of the creation of ...
... turmoil after they lost Crimean War to Britain, France, and Turkey in 1856 and decided they wanted to sell Alaska before it got taken over by one of their enemies. Although Britain had an interest in purchasing Alaska, Russia decided to offer to sell it to America. Secretary of State William Seward (under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and ...
... round ball, you must play this course. Suffice it to say it is most unique. Literally built on the side of a mountain, we had to have safety instructions on cart operations, told that a bear had been on the 7th fairway 20 minutes earlier, and found one tee box with blind approach to the green with a vertical drop of 500 feet on a 140 par 3 hole. You have to see it
to believe it, pictures do not ...
As we were leaving Sitka, Art summed it up as a "wash", literally - we did laundry and it rained everyday. Sitka sound is strikingly beautiful with small islands and huge mountains but we only got it in bits and pieces. We spent most of our time hiking because the Sitka spruce and hemlock trees act ...
... picking up fishing licenses and poles. The three of us walked to the mouth of Starrigavan Creek and spent the next hour or so fishing. We snagged a few fish but did land any. Since we did not catch a fish I headed back early to prepare dinner. Instead of grilled salmon we had tacos. We enjoyed a big fire and after dinner had fun roasting marshmallows. It was a good day in ...
Other places to stay in Sitka
330 Seward Street, Sitka | 3 star hotelfrom $181
109 Sand Dollar Drive, Sitka | Hotelfrom $105
201 Katlian, Sitka | Hotelfrom $149
118 Lincoln Street, Sitka | 2 star hotelfrom $123
724 Siginaka Way, Sitka | Hotelfrom $65
Box 277, Sitka | Hotelfrom $125