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Ketchikan Alaska Photos

Pictures from Ketchikan, which is the nearest city to the lodge. It is about 11 miles by boat plus 15 miles by car.

This is the infamous Ketchikan Creek Street, the "red light" district of the early part of the 19th century.  Now a tourist destination.  You can stand on the boardwalk and watch the salmon cruise right up the stream in the summer and fall.
Creek Street in Winter Panoramic Image

Taken on December 31, 2009, this cold sunset had plenty of beauty wrapped up its blanket of frost.
Ketchikan Winter Panoramic Image

After asking permission from the airport manager, and getting a personal escort from an airport police officer, I captured this cold runway on a crystal clear afternoon.
Winter Runway in Ketchikan Panoramic Image

It was cold out the on new year's eve.  But I was rewarded with this beautiful weather and sunset.  Now time to warm my hands up!
Lonely Winter Pier in Ketchikan Panoramic Image


Ketchikan, Alaska from the water on a sunny day.
Ketchikan Waterfront

God's Country near Ketchikan, Alaska.
Manzanita Lake in southeast Alaska

This old barge was abandoned some time ago.  This shot was taken in the dead of winter.
Old Barge HDR Photo

Alaska's Inside Passage is magnificent and not to be missed.  Saltery Lodge is located only minutes away from the primary route.
Alaska's Inside Passage

Beautiful Rotary beach is only three miles south of Ketchikan, Alaska.  It is a wonderful place for beach combing.
Rotary Beach

This old barge has an old diesel engine that is now part of the landscape.
Old Barge

Ketchikan, Alaska on a winter day.
Ketchikan Winter

An Eagle soaring through the trees.
Soaring Eagle Totem Pole

Secret Falls
Secret Falls

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

High Mountain near Ketchikan provides all the radio communication to Ketchikan such as cell phones and internet.  The view is beautiful and 360 degrees around.
High Mountain Radio Gear

Secret Lake
Secret Lake

Close up of a pole in Saxman
Close up

Eagle carved by Nathan Jackson
Eagle carved by Nathan Jackson

Anan Creek is a fantastic bear viewing operation run by the Forest Service.  Entrances are limited.
Anan Creek Entrance

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

Many totem poles can be found in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Totem in southeast Alaska

Many totem poles can be found in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Totem Pole in southeast Alaska

A shame pole dedicated to Seward for his betrayal of the native tribes.
Shame Pole

Secret Falls from Lake
Secret Falls from Lake

The ride out to the lodge is very scenic, near Ketchikan, Alaska.
Clover Pass in southeast Alaska

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

A view from Ketchikan to the island across the narrows.
Gravina Island

The infamous red light district of the 20's and 30's.  Now a tourist attraction.
Creek Street

Tall Dead Tree
Tall Dead Tree

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

This is part of Alaska's famous inside passage near Ketchikan.
Alaska's Inside Passage

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

Ocean Rivers, or tidal races occur when the tide is forced through a narrow opening.
Ocean River in southeast Alaska

Small Falls
Small Falls

Sheer granite walls surround the lake with hundreds of waterfalls around.
Walker Lake in southeast Alaska

Bear Country Sign
Bear Country Sign

The daily timber show at Ketchikan, Alaska.
Log Sawing

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

Eagle carved by Nathan Jackson
Eagle carved by Nathan Jackson

Ketchikan Cruise Dock
Ketchikan Cruise Dock

The "touristy area" of Ketchikan, Alaska with Deer Mountain in the background.
Downtown Ketchikan

Almost a million people visit Ketchikan, Alaska a year.
Cruise Ship

Big Goat Falls in the Misty Fjords National Monument, near Ketchikan, Alaska.
Big Goat Falls

Pole climbing at the daily timber show at Ketchikan, Alaska.
Pole Climbing

The Naha river system dumps into Naha Bay right here.
Naha Bay Headwaters

Many totem poles can be found in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Totem in southeast Alaska

Flight-seeing near Ketchikan, Alaska with Misty Fjords Air.
Flight near Ketchikan

Almost a million people visit Ketchikan, Alaska a year.
Cruise Ship

We get in the boat at the dock in the South East Corner and drive north through the pass to the lodge.
Clover Pass

Loring Under Starlight
Loring Under Starlight

Scenes from the Misty Fjords National Monument.  A great optional flight seeing trip a short distance from the lodge.
Misty Fjords

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