Snow and ice are the first things many people think of when they hear the word "Alaska," but snow is a rare treat in Ketchikan because we are located in Southeast Alaska's temperate rainforest. It's been a long time since the kids of Ketchikan got a real snow day, but when 4 inches of snow fell on the first day of winter break, we had to get out and capture the moment before the rain washed it all away.
Governor Walker is a wonderful speaker; I think the state can feel comfortable with its reigns in the hands of a man who, as a child, had to sneak through a herd of buffalo on in 40 below weather to get back inside from the outhouse. He opened his speech with a vignette about being told that “there’s something special about Ketchikan.” While I am sure the Governor says that to all the towns, I am going to run with that theme for this week’s blog because I agree; there is something very special about the town of Ketchikan, Alaska.Read More
What is it really like to move to Ketchikan and work a summer in Alaska? Our 2014 office manager and seasonal adventurer, Brittany, shares her experience in this guest post.Read More