Kayakers paddle north through Inside Passage
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Three long distance kayakers are making their way north through the waters of the Inside Passage this summer. This month the trio stopped in Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg and are heading to Juneau and beyond. Sonya Baumstein of Orlando, Florida, Jay Godfrey of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Michal Wyganowski of Poland have been paddling and sailing as a group since the three met up in Prince Rupert. Godfrey and Wyganowski plan to head to Glacier Bay while Baumstein is headed to Skagway. Joe Viechnicki spoke with them about the journey, with Godfrey starting off by explaining the earlier part of the trip.
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Jay Godfrey, Sonya Baumstein, Michal Wyganowski
You can read more about the group’s adventures on facebook at epochexpeditions or the website teamepoch.org
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg.
The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more
Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more