Weekend Wanderer: Raging Waters and Totem Poles

Day three on this epic excursion saw me traversing the southern and northern most points of Ketchikan. 

I began with a drive down south to see some totem poles at Saxman Totem Park. A very humbling experience to say the least. 

I like what he's doing with his hands

 Saw this epic waterfall while driving around. I wanted a shot with my nicer camera but the mist being blown up was too heavy and would have just soaked my lens.

Saw this epic waterfall while driving around. I wanted a shot with my nicer camera but the mist being blown up was too heavy and would have just soaked my lens.

From there I drove north to Settler's Cove to do some hiking. Fortunately, the rain had lessened up a bit so I was able to really get out and enjoy myself. 

 At the start of the trailhead in Settler's Cove

At the start of the trailhead in Settler's Cove

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Settler's Cove has some pretty intense rapids flowing through it - no doubt caused by the torrential downpour of rain this place gets. But, with a long enough shutter speed, even the most raging river can look somewhat serene. 

From a bridge in Settler's Cove

The day ended with an invite to dinner from two employees at the Inn I'm staying at. I cant' say enough about The Inn at Creek Street (also known as the New York Hotel) - since day one they have gone above and beyond in customer service and are the nicest people. I highly recommend staying with them if you're ever in Ketchikan, I know I will next time I'm here.