NO TOWN IS AN ISLAND.
EXCEPT KETCHIKAN.

Walking along the water docks, passing totem poles and the famous “Creek Street” in Ketchikan, one can only imagine what this gold mining town used to be like. Accessible only by boat, Ketchikan lies on an island with no bridges (although the “bridge to nowhere” would have connected it to its airport on another island). I arrived via cruise ship (a cheesy way to travel, but possibly the easiest way) with a small group of my best friends.

At only 7,500 people, it’s the 5th largest in the state…which doesn’t say a lot about the state’s population at all. The sky in this part of the country proved beautiful during my entire trip.