The last week of August 2012 we were invited to spend a week in Sitka Alaska visiting some close friends. Sitka is actually an island in the Pacific Ocean. They planned a fun-filled week which included deep sea fishing, hiking, ATV riding, a day trip to Juneau, glaciers, great food and breath-taking scenery.
(Leading photo) This is Mosquito Cove Trail which is a 1.5 mile gravel and boardwalk trail that includes both shoreline and forest ecosystems. We were the only people on this trail, it was around 5 p.m., and both of us had this uneasy feeling that we were not alone. We were relieved to get back to our car. A week after our trip we found out they closed this trail due to a bear attack. - Mal & Jean Roode