Alaska Prince William Sound. June 2017

Alaska 2017

alaska4Celebrating thirty years of LSKC eight of us made a return visit to Prince William Sound. This was first made by founder members of the club.

Eight of us flew into Anchorage excited and looking forward to our ten day self supported expedition.

Supplies shopped for we were picked up and taken to our overnight stay in a rather nice log cabin.

Next day we launched from Whittier and headed off to our principle objective , Harriman Glacier. This was to take two days, we camped short of the Glacier . The next day we landed and explored the Glacier.alaska1

Our next objective was to complete our first open crossing done in a light mist. Arriving at Esther Passage to completely different scenery almost like British Columbia. As this was our short paddle day we took our time to enjoy our surroundings.

On what should have been our second last night we had to make decisions as to where we were to camp the following night.

alaska3The weather forecast was grim building towards force 6 easterlies with a big fetch. We broke camp early to start the first of three open crossings , the wind was already building , force five.

Decisions made we were going to push onto Whittier as we could not guarantee that we would be able to launch the following day. The last day turned out to be a 57Km paddle.

For added interest you can Google history of Hope and Whittier.

 

 

Richard Taylor