Friday, June 16, 2017

Alaska Journal - Day 8

This morning finds us in the Behm Canal, which is another arm of the Tongass National Forest. 

Our morning excursion is a bushwhacking hike with our guide Mark.  There are no trails.  If you want to hike, you just start pushing your way into the forest.  This is called bushwhacking.  It was another rainy morning.  Even though the forest was very lush and beautiful, we didn’t see any wildlife.
Our bushwhacking group.  Photo by our guide, Mark.

Our hike took us from breakfast to lunch time.  After lunch we were allowed to take a kayak out on our own.  There were only a couple folks that went out so we were able to get away from everyone else.

We watched 2 minks frolicking on the rocks and had 2 other minks swim around our kayak!

We saw lots of sea stars and sea cucumbers. Since our small camera was DOA, here are a couple of pictures from others during the trip.
Sea Star

Sea Star

Sea Cucumber

Back on the boat we relaxed and watched the wildlife.

Marbled Murrelet trio

Red-throated Loon

Next: Going ashore in Wrangell, Alaska


  1. Bummer about the camera - would have loved to have seen the minks!

    1. I was wonderful watching them play!

  2. We really enjoyed bushwacking through the beautiful forests in Alaska.

  3. It's so interesting to explore underwater wildlife. A Sea Cucumber is very unusual