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Monday, June 23, 2014

So much to say, so much to do....

Well... We are back.

The trip was ultimately very successful. I have a very short look at some of the video, and I am pretty happy. I have a lot of viewing and editing to do. I have spent the last two days dealing with gear. Gear that worked wonderfully, and gear that didn't. I have many gear reviews to write, and since I am an unsponsored slug  - almost completely, with one notable exception - My reviews will be truthful, and unbiased.

It was interesting doing a trip like this with two relative novices. I was able to ask gear questions of them, and with their limited experience it was very telling.

We saw a ridiculous amount of wildlife. Both on the drive - if you have never driven the Alaskan highway between Tok and Dawson Creek, make it happen, it is incredible. We saw So many bears, Bison, Ram, Moose, Caribou, and believe it or not, a Wolf - And on the paddle, Whales, seals, sea lions, Sea otters, a ridiculous number of bald eagles. I didn't manage to see an Orca (I guess I am going to have to paddle with GeckoPaddler!), which was really the only major marine mammal I haven't seen in Alaska, but we did mange to see the Rare PWS porpoise.

It was an incredible trip, and I have a lot of work to do. Many posts coming.

But, that is all for now.

I will be posting some pictures to both Instagram, and Facebook, so check us out there.

And if you are wondering what we found in terms of the state of the glaciers, we were amazed.

That is all I am going to say.

2 comments:

  1. Hi PO,

    Congratulations to you and your merry band of adventurers! Everything else but orca huh? You might have to plan a west coast island trip next to see them. Then again, we seem to run into them more often these days around here. Looking forward to seeing pictures and video of your trip.

    Mark
    Gecko Paddler

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  2. Welcome back! I'm glad it was a successful trip!

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