Prince William Sound Alaska

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Denis Dwyer, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Denis Dwyer

    Denis Dwyer Paddler

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    In the summer of 2014 I paddled 200 miles between Whittier and Valdez Alaska.
    I followed a roundabout route through some of the more scenic fjords which took me two weeks.
    The link below connects to a YouTube video slideshow with about 40 pictures of the trip.

    https://youtu.be/ug60sB5L12Y
     
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  2. pawsplus

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    Wow! Gorgeous pix--what an amazing trip! Did you see any bears?
     
  3. Denis Dwyer

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    Glad you liked the photos.
    Didn't see a single bear.
    Not even a trace.
     
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  4. paddlesores

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    Thanks for posting those pics Denis. Beautiful looking area. On my bucket list is paddling near glaciers and among bergs. Something to look forward to. What were you using for a shelter on that trip? Looks like a nylon tipi of some sort?

    Doug
     
  5. Denis Dwyer

    Denis Dwyer Paddler

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    Doug
    I carry a pyramid tent and a Mountain Hardwear solo tent and use one or the other depending on conditions. If the rain is coming down hard or long I cover those with a nylon tarp.
     
  6. mbiraman

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    Very beautiful
     
  7. Mike Arthur

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    Hi Doug, great looking trip on PWS. Several of us are considering a 10 - 14 day self supported expedition there in summer 2018. We have done many multi day trips in Queen Charlottes, Glacier Bay, Newfoundland, NS and Baja. Looking for any advice on routes. Also wondered how much motorized boat traffic you encountered and any difficulty in finding campsites? Thanks.
    Mike Arthur
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  8. Denis Dwyer

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    Whittier to Valdez is a nice trip. Not much boat traffic and plenty of places to camp.
     
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  9. JohnAbercrombie

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    Denis-
    Beautiful pics.
    Thanks for posting another inspirational trip!
    I'd like to add it to 'my list'!

    EDIT: After posting this, I realized that there's info at Denis' website (in his sig)....
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    Did you take the AK ferry to 'get up there', or drive? I'm assuming you used the ferry to get back to your starting spot at least?
    Any problems or details about the Whittier and Valdez 'ends' of the trip that you could share? Ferry to kayak launch spot, hotel/camping spots, etc.. Did you take/need kayak wheels on the trip?
    Did you pick campsites from charts, Google Earth, or are there other reference sources for camping info that you used?
    Thanks!
     
  10. semdoug

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    Four years working and living in PWS and I never saw a bear on the west side, but saw many on the east near Cordova.