National Geographic Sea Lion anchored off the town of Wrangell in the early morning hours and early risers were greeted by the colorful palate of town, forest, and sea bathed in a soft sunlight.

The bulk of our group spent the morning on a jet boat tour up the Stikine River to Shake’s Glacier, while the rest of the group visited Chief Shake’s Clan House and the petroglyph area. A few hardy souls followed in the footsteps of John Muir to the top of Mount Dewey to the sight of his infamous fire.

Our day wound down as we sailed by Snow Pass looking for wildlife.