Alaska: Whittier to Seward

Alaska: Whittier to Seward

In 2011, a group of 6 paddlers journeyed from along some of Alaska’s most rugged coastline. I had the good fortune to lead this highly-skilled group through the remote Western Entrance of Prince William Sound and along the exposed Chugach coastline.

Our group started in Whittier, AK and spent 9 days paddling to Seward, AK.  Our journey covered 170 nautical miles, including 45nm along open water.  My lasting impression of this coastline is the massive headlands and south-facing beaches which have been carved and etched by massive Pacific swell and storms of the Gulf of Alaska. Cape Junken, Cape Pudget, Cape Fairfield and Cape Resurrection are surreal and otherworldy.

  • Photo Credits: Mark Anderson, Peggy O’Neal, Ryan Rushton
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