kETCHIKAN. It’s going to be difficult to beat yesterday canoeing up to the face of the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget waterfall. I took a shuttle bus to the Saxman Totem Park. Waiting for the shuttle to leave the dock in Ketchikan, I wandered into the old town along Ketchikan Creek. The cojo salmon were running and jumping out of the water. I must have seen almost five hundred salmon! Along the way to the Park, I saw a dolphin in the bay and two bald eagles sitting on limbs.

At the Saxman Park, the totem poles were very interesting. Before arriving at the park, we went up a creek and saw a black bear mother and cub fishing for salmon in the creek.