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Sitka Scenery

Don’t feel bad if the surounding beauty distracts you from fishing, it happens to us all!

Sitka is considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Alaska.  Landmarked by the only dormant volcano in Southeast Alaska, Mt. Edgecumbe is just one of many sights that you’ll find yourself staring at.

St. Lazaria is another unusual and wonderful sight.  Located just a half mile south of Mt. Edcumbe’s shore line, this small volcanic rock island is a bird watchers paradise.  It is often reffered to as “Bird Island”, it has been declared a bird sancuary and is home to thousands of our feathered friends.  Tuffed Puffins, Common Muers, Bald Eagles, Rino Auklets and several others all share this little Island.

Most of the land in Southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, which is the largest National Forest in the country.  With an annual rainfall of over 90 inches, there is plenty of water to grow lots of trees.  Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, White Cedar, and Hemlock dominate the mountain sides, and give them there lush green look for miles and miles.

Large snow covered mountains stand behind buildings in Sitka, Alaska

The Pioneer home sits near the center of town. Notice the Russion Othodox church just to the right.

Large, snow-covered mountains are in the background with a bridge crossing a body of water in front

The bridge connects Japonski Island(the airport island) to down town Sitka.

Totem Pole Park in Sitka, Alaska

Take a stroll through Totem Pole Park to get a sense of how large some of these trees are. Some of them are absolutely huge.

two whale tails are shown above the water with a snow-topped mountain behind

Seeing Double! Photo by Vaughn Morrison

View overlooking a river in Sitka, Alaska with a focus on green plants

From an Alpine meadow near Annahoots.

Mountains poking out of a fog bank in Sitka, Alaska above a body of water

Fog Bank. Photo by Vaughn Morrison.

sunset over the water in Sitka, Alaska

The sunsets behind Kruzof Island. If you can stay awake long enough, this is your view from the Waterfront Suites deck.

Mt. Edgecumbe at sunset in Sitka, Alaska

Photo by Vaughn Morrison