Last updated: November 25, 2020
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Arrive in Haines, Alaska on your own and check into your local B&B. At 5 pm meet with Katie for the first of many great culinary experiences where we will enjoy some unique wines and a meal created by a local Alaskan chef. Lodging and dinner included.
Weather permitting we load our gear into the water-taxi for a 1/2 hour boat ride across the inlet and south of Haines to our favorite campsite. Our tents are pitched above the tide-line in the grass near a small river, protected from the south-wind and with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. Welcome to paradise! We’ll have the afternoon to collect driftwood, hike the beach or kayak along the shore in search of wildlife and wild food. At day’s end we gather around the fire to discover the tastes of southeast Alaska and wines of the world.
September 12 - 13
Tide and wind are our masters. We can paddle into quiet coves, or kayak across the broad grey sea. We can climb to the top of an island for views up and down the fjord, fish for halibut, or walk in the green woods. No matter where we go we’ll scan the beach for bears and the water for whales. Or if you’d prefer to hike inland, we can trek up the river dwarfed by 1,000 ft cliffs to the glacier. It is a challenging hike to a spectacular destination. Opportunities to forage vary from year to year and day to day, but we expect to spend time in search of wild berries and mushrooms in the woods and there may be crabs, shellfish and seaweed near shore and if conditions permit we may even go looking for halibut and salmon in the ocean. There is no end to the adventures we can have on the wild and rocky shores of this northern fjord.
All good things must come to an end. We’ll spend the morning packing-up, hiking and paddling. Mid-day we meet our water taxi for the ride back to Haines. If the weather permits, we’ll ask the captain to swing past a big rookery of sealions on the way back to town. We may miss the quiet of the woods and the rhythm of the tide but Haines is a fun town to end a trip in. Lodging included.