Those onboard the Wilderness Explorer over the past few weeks have had the incredible privilege to witness a grand show unfolding in the temperate rainforest called the great salmon run.
We all have dreams and anticipations of getting incredibly close to the pure rawness of wildlife in rugged Alaska. Those dreams were met this week for many guests and crew.
The Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska is a place that’s often difficult to explain in words.
Alaska is big. It is the largest state in the US, home to 17 of the county’s 20 tallest peaks, and claims the largest national forest in the nation. But Southeast Alaska also has an incredible amount of beauty that can easily be overlooked--so we always try to take time to look at the small stuff.
Devil’s Club is an enchanting plant that is a staple in the forests and medicine cabinets for the people of Southeast Alaska. While it can cause irritating wounds for those that unknowingly touch it, when handled with care, it is an incredibly powerful medicinal plant.