Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kasaan in Sitka

totem trail in Sitka, Alaska

The totem park in Sitka gives you the closest feeling to what you get visiting the totem park in Kasaan. They even have many totem poles from Kasaan (above and below).

Kasaan totems at the Sitka totem park, Sitka, Alaska

Call (866)387-1112 for information on the above totems. Enter "3" at the prompt for info on the top pole (above with trail), enter "15" for the other (with house posts).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Crazy Raven

Gene Tagaban and a young audience member perform in Sitka, Alaska

Gene Tagaban ("One Crazy Raven") and a young audience member perform in Sitka, Alaska

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Boat Day

a small boat pulls into Kasaan, Kasaan, Alaska

Sunday sure was boat weather in Kasaan Bay. Here a small boat pulls around Boathouse Point and into Kasaan.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kasaan Point

the marker at Kasaan Point, Kasaan, Alaska

Navigational aid marker at Kasaan Point

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

KXA Skyline

Kasaan Mountain and houses, Kasaan, Alaska

A beautiful day, today in Kasaan...

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Snowy Window

snow on window, Kasaan, Alaska

Horizontal snow collects on a window.
Kasaan, Alaska

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Into Naay I'waans

footprints in the snow going into Naay I'waans, Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, Kasaan, Alaska

It snowed a couple inches overnight in Kasaan. Here, you see my tracks into Naay I'waans (Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo Prints

footprints in the snow, Kasaan, Alaska

My footprints in the new powder, which I made while taking a photo of The Unity Pole.

figure holding a basket of roses, The Unity Pole, Kasaan, Alaska

...and the photo I took (figure holding a basket of roses).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Transition Beaver

between storms, beaver on totem at Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, Kasaan, Alaska

In between storms, we see the beaver at the bottom of the Naay I'waans (Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House) frontal totem pole. We also see evidence of the beginnings of the Phased Renovation (tarp on roof and temporary "fix" of front wall).

Friday, March 9, 2012

Creek Totems

totems near Son-i-Hat Creek, Kasaan, Alaska

Part of the Totems Historic District, as seen from across the swollen Son-i-Hat Creek...

Son-i-Hat Creek overflows its banks, Kasaan, Alaska

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rock Trees

trees grow on a rocky cliff, Kasaan, Alaska

Shallow top soil and yet the trees find a way to keep going...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Nowhere Mountains

snow-capped mountains on Gravina Island, seen from Kasaan, Alaska

...from the rocky shore of Kasaan to the snow-capped mountains of "nowhere" (Gravina Island)