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    Posted May 10, 2014 by
    Kadake Bay, Alaska
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    Kuiu Wilderness, Alexander Archipelago, Southeast Alaska


         This photo was taken during a wilderness adventure trip with two friends to Kuiu Island in Southeast Alaska in April 2014. On the late evening that this phtograph was taken at Kadake Bay, rain clouds were rolling in as the tide was beginning to move out. The brilliant sunset that evening lit up sheets of rain at the inlet of Kadake Bay, making the calm flats of the bay appear on fire.


         Kuiu Island is part of the Alexander Archipelago and the Tongass National Forest, and is home to an incredible variety of wildlife, including Pacific Marten, Timberwolves, Moose, Black Bear, Beaver, Otter, Mink, Stellars Sea Lions, multiple fish species,and many bird species. The island boasts one of the densest populations of Black Bear in the world, beautiful scenery, and fascinating geology. Visitors may stay at one of two federally-owned cabins.    A visit to Kuiu Island will offer the experience of remoteness and untouched wilderness, which is getting harder to find.

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