Northward: The Inside Passage
All I knew is that I wanted to see a bear.
Which I did. Real close. Look around at where you’re reading this. We’re talking, about as close-as-you-are-to-the-nearest-door-right-now-close.
It was one of the scariest days I had while guiding in Southeast Alaska.
Gun drawn, ready to shoot. Maybe I could scare them off. Or maybe not.
But we’ll get to that story in due time.
Getting to Alaska By Water
From Seattle to Juneau, we took the M/V Liseron up through the Inside Passage during the summer of 2009. I was 1 of 4 wilderness guides with the appropriate US Coast Guard licensing to drive guests around Alaskan waters on 15 ft. aluminum boats.
It was hands-down one of the best summers of my life.
My job was simple.
Keep people happy. Teach them cool stuff. Don’t let them hurt themselves. Bring everybody back.