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Monday, June 30, 1997
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry M/V Columbia to Eagle Beach State Park, Juneau, Alaska
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Eagle Beach State Park, Juneau, Alaska:
Latitude: 58° 31' 34" North
Longitude: 134° 49' 0" West
Altitude: 12 feet
From Seattle: 993 miles
Lodging: Camp - Eagle Beach State Park

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Region: Alaska
Route: Alaska Marine Highway ferry M/V Columbia, Veteran's Memorial Highway, Glacier Highway, Egan Drive
Start: Alaska Marine Highway Ferry M/V Columbia
Stop 1. Sitka
Stop 2. Juneau Marine Highway landing
Stop 3. Downtown Juneau
End:Eagle Beach State Park, Juneau, Alaska
Road Miles:47 miles
Linear:162 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Containers at ferry dock Sitka, AK

Point Retreat Lighthouse Point Retreat, AK

Twin(?) Glacier Stephan's Passage, AK

Mendenhall Glacier Stephan's Passage, AK

Juneau and the Mendenhall Glacier Stephan's Passage, AK

Juneau from off the ferry dock Marine Highway dock, Juneau, AK

Ship skeletons Juneau, AK

Twilight skies, mountains and water Veteran's Memorial Highway, Juneau, AK

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 81
Miles Driven:16661
Linear Dist: 57731
Countries Visited: 2
Regions Visited: 37
More stats...
Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 24
Camping: 17
Hostels: 7
Transit: 3
Beers: 242

Journal Entry:
Woke up at about 4:45am to bright daylight (it started getting light at about 1am, before it had finished getting dark!). The ferry was pulling into Sitka, AK. The ferry was running late, so it was only going to be in port for about an hour. Since that wasn't enough time to get into town I opted to go back to sleep. I got up about an hour later to take some pictures as the ferry was pulling out. Lots of whales today, but they all seemed very camera shy.

At the ferry dock I was naturally the last one off the boat, but it didn't matter. Here I was driving with the top down, 75 degrees, among glaciers and near perfect wilderness. In downtown Juneau I went by the Tonga National Forrest HQ and got some ideas about where to stay the night. After three days on the ferry I was craving for some good junk food so I went to a pizzeria, and ate way too much. Since it's light so late I've decided to put off finding a campsite, and I'm now waiting for a movie, Con Air, to start.

I give the movie a worth watching, but wait for video. After the movie I found a bar where I could have a few beers and use the pay phone. I got to Eagle Beach State Recreation Area a little before midnight, and had camp set up by a quarter after. It's now 12:25am and it's still twilight outside. No flashlights tonight!

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