Thursday, April 30, 2009

Misty Fjords

Today was another awesome day. The first batch of cruise ships came in today and the city came alive. I was "observing" today so i got to go on the 5hr misty fjords trip. check out the pics!


I also hit up rotary beach today with some "new" friends. amazing view...


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Marine rescue operation

As part of my training i participated in a marine rescue operation (MRO) drill. The u.s. and Canadian coast guards were there along with emergency response teams from all over the world. Basically we all got on a boat, were told who had injuries and what they were. then the rescue operators did what they were trained for. It was alot of fun and i got paid to do it. After that i took a long hike out of ketchikan, down the road and to the beach. I collected a few rocks and stumbled on a part of the beach where all kinds of metal things had washed up. I call it "DEATH BEACH." I know it sounds hardcore but it has to have a hardcore name in one of the most hardcore places in the world... ALASKA!!!


Sunday, April 26, 2009


today i went on a 3 mile hike along the coast and around ward lake. it was awesome. below is a link to the pics.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ketchikan Alaska

Finally i made it. 5 days on the road and one on water and i have finally arrived at my destination. Its actually really nice here. no rain yet. the temps are in the upper 50's during the day and low 40's at night. This town is awesome. so much to do. I have met a lot of people so far, my roomates great and my apartment is massive! Below is a link to some pictures i took. Oh and sorry for the long delay in updates. I have had little to no internet since i arrived. ok more later including videos so check back often!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Great Rocky Mountains!

man today was awesome! i took so many pics. so many that i cant post them all on this blog. click the link below to visit the album!


i also took a lot of video but the internet connection in this place is sooo slow. look for them tomorrow!

Monday, April 20, 2009

saskatchewan and alberta

today was a looooong day. about 12 hour drive! I covered a lot of ground and saw some pretty amazing things. here are a few photos i took. Unfortunately im too tired to write anything else interesting or witty.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

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windmill video.

check out the video i took. just awesome!

North to alaska part 2

Today was an awesome day. aside from the nasty ass country hearth inn the drive was spectacular. What a contrasting landscape. rolling hills, thousands of lakes, melting snow. The sun was shining and the wind was KICKING! It was warm and wonderful!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I did some research and i found what to do (and what not to do) if you encounter a bear in the wild.

Firs you have to determine if it is a black or a brown (grizzly) bear.
first off black bears can climb trees easily. Also, black bears, if provoked, threatened or startled are more prone to attacking a target and eviscerating it. Unlike brown bears however, black bears can be warded off by intimidation. If you come face to face with a black bear make your self as large and vocal as possible. This includes yelling, throwing your arms over your head or using anything in the environment to make you appear larger (like holding a branch over your head.)

if you are faced with a brown bear it is best to play dead. fetal position with your hands covering the back of your neck or face down , hands locked over the back of you next and your legs spread (to prevent the bear from flipping you over.) Usually this will work. play dead even if the bear moves away, up to twenty minutes.

When faced with any bear, weather it be black or brown, if you have not been spotted try to remain quiet and back away. If you have been spotted back away wile talking so the bear can identify you as human. This will ward off most attacks. If it is a brown bear you can climb up a tree. Dont underestimate a brown bear as they have been known to climb short distance up trees. if it is a brown bear then try to climb at least 30 feet into the canopy. If it is a black bear dont bother climbing as they are avid climbers.

hopefully with this knowledge i will not be another victim of a bear attack.

North to alaska part 1

hey everyone! today was my first day on my journey to alaska! Today i got up at 5 a.m. and drove up to Eau Claire Wisconsin.

There are two things you need to remember when staying in a hotel. The two T's as i call it. TV and Towels! The only things you want to use in a hotel are the TV and the towels. Stay away from anything in the mini fridge, the coffee, candy bars / gift baskets. remember the two T's and you will have a good trip.

Oh, here is a picture i took at a rest stop. try and read it. interesting...

Oh and way to go Cincinnati for killing the last passenger pigeon. this shot was taken about 45 mins south east of Eau Clair Wisconsin.

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