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    Default Kayaking the Inside Passage through Southeast Alaska

    Readers of this forum that are interested in sea kayaking in Southeast Alaska may find a web site that I put together informative.
    It contains hundreds of photos, a few videos, and lots of practical information that should be useful to any kayaker paddling in the region.
    Check it out by clicking on the link below.
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    http://denisdwyer.blogspot.com/

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    Thank you, I will be happy to read it....1st look is great! Will come ta AK next fall for kayaking (1 week) and fishing (2 weeks).

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    You did pick the worst spot in Wrangell for sure but live and learn.
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    For an individual interested in learning how to kayak, do you have any suggestions or recommendations on getting started? I'd imaging that taking an introductory class would be important and it is probably safer to be with a group in case of unexpected occurrences, what else would you tell someone that is just starting out?

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    I would recommend contacting a canoeing and kayaking club in your community where you will be able to take part in on water instruction and meet other local paddling enthusiasts who can help get you started.

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    Many universities have outdoor programs with kayak and other outdoor rentals, beginner and advanced classes (for the public, not just registered students), and often guided group trips.

    Don't let anyone talk you into a white-water or ocean trip until you have become comfortable in kayaking calm lakes or protected salt water bays...

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    Denis, I have enjoyed your blog, and my brother and I are planning a trip this summer to the inside passage. We are coming from Missouri, so the cheapest place to fly in is Juneau. We are going to kayak the area, dry camping, to get use to ocean Kayaking. We are use to kayaking Missouri rivers. This is in preparation to a longer trip in the future, Skagway to Ketchikan. This is my dream "Epic Adventure". Is there a better time of the summer to do this? Would you suggest for a week long trip going north or south from Juneau?

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    Any time June - Aug. is good. A weeks paddling north will bring you to Skagway. A week south to Petersburg. Both can be very difficult and dangerous depending on weather. Plan and prepare carefully. Contact Juneau kayaking club for local knowledge.
    Denis
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    I would think Ketchikan to Petersburg would be a better first trip.Alaska airlines stops both places twice a day,morning north,afternoon south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    I would think Ketchikan to Petersburg would be a better first trip.Alaska airlines stops both places twice a day,morning north,afternoon south.
    Good idea, 'cause it's better to by-pass Wrangell anyway.

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    And get out of K-town quick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    And get out of K-town quick
    Ha, I keep trying.

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    cool site. thanks

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    Kayaks on a plane?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    I would think Ketchikan to Petersburg would be a better first trip.Alaska airlines stops both places twice a day,morning north,afternoon south.

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