Ketchikan Journals

A Day in Ketchikan, AK

A June 2007 trip to Ketchikan by weeblewobble46

Dancing in the Beaver Clan House Photo, Ketchikan, Alaska More Photos
Quote: The day was drizzly - misty and moist - but what would you expect in a rainforest?!

A Day in Ketchikan, AK

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Dancing in the Beaver Clan House Photo, Ketchikan, Alaska
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The day was drizzly, misty and moist, but what would you expect in a rainforest? Yes, a rainforest in Alaska! The panhandle is part of the largest temperate rainforest ecosystem and the weather reflects that.Ketchikan is the first port on the northward cruise of the Inner Passage. It is the home of one of the largest Tlingit populations and there are a couple Totem parks in the area. Try to see one of them while you are here. If time allows, you can also take part in a sporting activity or watch a lumberjack show (which has most of the seating under cover and heaters blowing warm air when needed).Ketchikan is a small town with stores centrally clumped around the docks. The cl...Read More