The Alaska portion of the Stikine River
This festival is a celebration of spring in Wrangell and annual spring eagle migration and shorebird migration on the Stikine River
. Activities include a golf tournament, fish fry, art workshops, and speakers.
Called Hyland Post, the camp is a sprawl of slumping log cabins that preside over one of the few tranquil--and fordable--spots on the brawling Spatsizi River, which froths with whitewater for most of its journey to meet up with the Stikine River
and thence to the Pacific near Wrangell, Alaska.
A few years later, Jerry Geraci, owner of Upper Stikine River
Outfitters, and I backpacked into Jerry's "archery" area.
Where he had walked, spilling water from his cedar box, there were new lakes and three new rivers, named the Ksien (the juice from the clouds), the Nass River and the Stikine River
, the juice from the clouds.
Turner points to a sequence filmed in BC's Stikine River
Canyon for episode one.
Baichwal wanted to end the film in a positive way: "We wanted to end on a note where you see water the way water is in nature." Winding down the Stikine River
, enclosed on both sides by black earth canyon and yellow brush, feels peaceful.
Give yourself three days to take in the Stikine River
, fastest free-flowing river on the continent, and Anan Wildlife Observatory (see page 37) for prime bear-watching.
Optional shore excursions in Wrangell include bear viewing from the Anan Bear Observatory and taking a jet boat up the Stikine River
. Pre- and post- cruise land options are available on all itineraries.
These darkred almandine garnets, up to an inch in diameter, are found in biotite schist at the Garnet Ledge near the mouth of the Stikine River
. You can also find them in most gift shops.
The Iskut River flows southwest 240 km from the village of Iskut to the Stikine River
near the Alaska/British Columbia border.
Float John Muir's Wild and Scenic Stikine River