Totem Pole Carving in Ketchikan, Alaska

After our delicious crab early lunch, we headed over to check out some totem pole carving at the Alaskan Rainforest Sanctuary.

https://www.alaska.org/detail/rainforest-sanctuary-totem-park-eagles

We walk over to the totem carving shed to see this beauty in progress.

The Totem artist explaining what step he is on now.

He says the whole process will take him about 4 months and he is 3 months into it right now, and this is his first independent project, but has been an apprentice for many years now.

What his final project will be. Notice the hidden Mickey in the corner of this picture!

David and I are both amazed and while we have no real artistic capabilities, we feel inspired. This totem is planned for the raptor center, which is next door and where we are headed next, the bird sanctuary.

1400 year old Tree from Alaska hiking tour

Did you know that Alaska forests are Rain Forests? We did not. Temperate Rainforest: Alaska. The Rain Forests of Alaska. Feel free to read up more here: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/temprain/trtemprain5.html

This is a 1400year old tree, maybe not old to you, but we were impressed.

So we were all walking thru this forest for approximately 20minutes when we rounded the corner we saw a …….