Monthly Archives: February 2014

Angoon – Hidden Gem of Southeast Alaska

Angoon – Hidden Gem of Southeast Alaska

Angoon –   57.30N – 134.35W The Tlingit word for Angoon means “Town on the Portage” or “Isthmus Town”.   Angoon is the only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island.  It is a traditional Tlingit community, located on the southwest side at Kootzhahoo Inlet, west of Mitchell Bay, facing Chatham Straight.  It is approximately 60 miles southwestContinue Reading

Gustavus, the Gateway to Glacier Bay!

Gustavus 58.24 North – 135.44 West Gustavus is a community of approximately 420 people about 60 miles northwest of Juneau.  It is fondly known as the “Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park”.  Gustavus lies on the north shore of Icy Passage at the mouth of the Salmon River on a huge outwash created by the receding glaciers. Continue Reading

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

Dreaming of summer and digging in the dirt

One of the activities that bring me out of winter and into spring involves gardening.  Catalogues, planning and dreaming!  This year, it seems many of my favorite companies have either delayed sending them out, or perhaps have gone paperless.  At least a few companies have switched to sending paper catalogues every other year as well. Continue Reading

Haines Alaska

Haines Alaska

Haines Alaska 59.14N – 135.26W Haines is located on a narrow peninsula extending into Lynn Canal, between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Inlets, 80 air miles northwest of Juneau. It is just south of the Canadian border at British Columbia, 775 road miles from Anchorage.  The population is approximately 2000.   Historically, the Haines area wasContinue Reading