|| Our official tour began
at a hotel near the Seattle airport. We had friends meet us at the
train station, had lunch with them near the hotel and they dropped us off in
time for the beginning tour events.
Our first week covered
the South East Alaska rainforest, mapped on the left, and the second
week covered central Alaska. We had an organizational lecture from
our guides and a chance to introduce ourselves.
The three cities we toured the
first week were Wrangell, Juneau, Alaska's capital, and Sitka, all on
the map to the left. Our flight to Wrangell had a stop-over in
Ketchikan, and had we stayed there, we would have taken the ferry to
the city because the "Bridge to Nowhere" was not yet
approved or built.
On to Wrangell, AK