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Wrangell – Stikine River Trip 06/09

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The highlight of our visit to Wrangell was the tour of the Stikine River Wilderness Area by ALaska Waters. Jim Leslie, owner, Tour Captain and youth at heart has been driving jet boats thru Stikine for over 40 years ( since he was 12). You could tell he loves every moment and wants you to feel the same thing he does. His deck hand took the pictures found in the most popular book on the Stikine River. He showed his expertice on all wildlife, flowers and everything Stikine. Jim Leslie is featured in Alaska Dreams video of the Wrangell/Stikine area. They made an outstanding guide duo.

Milly captured some great shots of an Eagle while on Stikine River given our equipment and expertise. She also got a shot of a swimming bear before it disappeared.

We hope our pictures will somewhat cover the magnitude of what we saw of Stikine River area. This was going to be a key visit. It exceeded our expectations. Maybe Eastman will sponsor a  early Sept vacation trip to this area for a wilderness tour of lower and upper Stikine. The Upper Stikine is known as the Grand Canyon of Canada.