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Alaskahack 02-18-2013 12:28 PM

Has anyone been to Prince of Wales Island
 
2000 miles of mixed road gravel, chipseal, asphalt. At the end of the inside passage. Thinking of going there this summer, would like some feedback.

Alaskahack 02-19-2013 12:14 PM

Guess not !

I'm going this summer let you know how it is 😉

TxLoneRider 02-19-2013 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Alaskahack (Post 20762309)
Guess not !

I'm going this summer let you know how it is 😉

I think it would be cool to go there. Won't have time this summer though. Weather permitting my top goals are the Dalton, Dempster and checking out around Kluane lake.

But I will be looking for you ride report. Re-post here when you get back.

Ride safe :p3rry

Kul Mom 02-19-2013 05:40 PM

I have.
 
I took my 1992 R100R to Prince of Wales Island in 1993. We were doing an archaelolgical investigation of an ancient fish weir. I didn't get a chance to ride all 2000 miles. Just Hollis to Klawock to Craig and back. It was beautiful and I had a great time. Were you looking for anything specific? I have some pictures someplace. I'll look for them. I took the ferry from Haines to Ketchikan, then the smaller ferry to Hollis.

-KM

Alaskahack 02-19-2013 08:44 PM

Thats great
If you have any pictures it would be great to see them. I'm going to be doing the same route Haines -Ketchakan but coming back I would like to get off in Skagway and check-out that rail line, I came the other direction last year

Thanks for responding

Bob

Kul Mom 02-20-2013 11:37 AM

Pictures
 
Like I said, a 1993 archaeological survey of an ancient fish weir.

Waiting in line for the ferry...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...058F542FF0.jpg

Surveying the weir in nice weather...

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Surveying the weir in wet weather (it is SE afterall)...

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This is the target...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...0577FB490E.jpg

A view of all that's left of the weir. See all those little pieces of flagging? The PI (in the background) wants a shot on each one!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...052EC583C8.jpg

I did have time to tour the totem park...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...0566401229.jpg

More totems...

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-KM
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Alaskahack 02-20-2013 01:44 PM

Thanks KM
I think I'm going to allow at least a week on the island just dinking around. I want to check out the caves on the north side of the island. Maybe do a little fishing
Did you really have to take pictures of all the flags? Wow

Thanks again

Bob

Kul Mom 02-20-2013 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Alaskahack (Post 20771384)
Did you really have to take pictures of all the flags? Wow

Bob


I think in the end we finally got him to agree that we just needed to map the extents and count the number of stakes in a sample square meter. We were only there for a week and had to work with the tide (and battery life of the total station).

-KM

Tom S 02-20-2013 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Kul Mom (Post 20770490)
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KM, that’s a pretty fancy lookin’ transit you’re runnin’ there. Never got to run one of them new-fangled ones.
If what I think I am seeing are the flags that’s one hell of a lot of shots!
Don’t understand why they would need so many all that close together.
Were you on archaeological survey crew on a regular basis? As a job or part time job? Volunteer?
Some pretty nice totems down there.

Kul Mom 02-20-2013 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom S (Post 20772074)
KM, that’s a pretty fancy lookin’ transit you’re runnin’ there. Never got to run one of them new-fangled ones.
If what I think I am seeing are the flags that’s one hell of a lot of shots!
Don’t understand why they would need so many all that close together.
Were you on archaeological survey crew on a regular basis? As a job or part time job? Volunteer?
Some pretty nice totems down there.

Yes, there would have been a hell of a lot of shots. We tried to make him see reason before we flagged them all, but nooooo. After the first day, though, he realized it was impractical. My bachelor degree is in anthropology and I worked for the State as an Archaeologist I in the late 70's (until NorthernBoxer came along). They took me along on this survey because I could run a total station. I was a paid volunteer. (I worked for a surveyor between the archaeology gig and my current situation.)
It was a good trip. Lots of adventures.

-KM

Tom S 02-20-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Kul Mom (Post 20772322)
I worked for a surveyor ...

Interesting ...
Surveyors! :uhoh
“...All the players and surveyors
Keep the whole place uptight
While it keeps on gettin' darker outside...”
Steve Miller, ‘Space Cowboy‘ :evil
Love that tune. : )


:shog :hide

Kul Mom 02-20-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom S (Post 20772543)
Interesting ...
Surveyors! :uhoh

Said I knew how, not that I was one.

-KM

Tom S 02-20-2013 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Kul Mom (Post 20772786)
Said I knew how, not that I was one.

-KM

Didn't say you were. :smooch

Kul Mom 02-21-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Alaskahack (Post 20766208)
I would like to get off in Skagway and check-out that rail line

That's fun, too!

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2.../WhitePass.jpg

Tom S 02-21-2013 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Kul Mom (Post 20780777)
That's fun, too!

Until somebody loses an eye ... or a head! :zilla
:lol3

ps: Somthing just now came in on your 'history' question. Checking now. :evil


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