2015 Alaska Sea Camp – Greentop Cove and White Sulfur Springs

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Our Base of operations for a few days was this cabin. As we approached, we caught a glimpse of the roof. Soon we realized there was another party staying here, but a brief and pleasant conversation with them, they knew they had no reservations and may have to leave if another showed up. Such was the case and we lunched while they packed and cleaned up the cabin.

Such is the sincerity of our taxi operator, Zach, that he stayed until he was assured the folks who had to move, had a place to go and skills to get there.

DSCN3242 (1024x768)The cabin was a sound and dry building with plenty of room for our whole group. Upstairs was a large empty room where most of our group stayed. On the ground level was a very large entry (large enough to hang all our wet gear) and the main room. Well kept by all who stay, after a little sweeping upstairs and we were starting to settle in.

 

“…a real gem in times of storms and raging seas” – Sharell

 

“The cabin was delightful it was cozy but quite adequate for our group. …The privy was on the open side, Fred rigged a tarp to block the view.” -Mike

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Jeff lighting the stoves as Michelle begins the meal preparation.

 

There was no kitchen, per se, but a counter space was were we did our cooking.

 

 

 

 

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Fred teaches Sharell how to cheat at cards.

 

A wood burning stove was lit one day (the only day it rained) to drive off the dampness. In our spare time (what little there was) card games or studying charts were the main activities.

 

 

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Because the forest was dense and the windows weren’t very large, supplemental lighting was needed. But we did have a fantastic view out the front window and at the privy.

 

 

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“Part of our homework was to plan a trip to White Sulfur Springs. My plan was actually fairly reasonable. The day we traveled to the hot spring, we encountered the biggest conditions of the trip.” .-Mike

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A visit to another forest service building required a journey of about twelve miles. White Sulfur Spring was a beautiful place to relax and soak in hot water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“..it [the waves] was rocking and rolling and it soon became apparent that we would have to revise our plans to accommodate the conditions…We had winds and waves and communication soon became difficult.” – Bernie

 

“The waves were around 2-2.5 feet depending on where we were.” – Michelle

 

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“We were in the middle of nowhere sitting in a beautiful building enjoying a beautiful view with great company!” – Michelle

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The temperature of the water can be adjusted with a valve.

 

 

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We met a family was staying in the nearby cabin

 

 

 

 

 

“They built us a fire, gave us freshly baked cookies and fresh King Salmon to take home for supper.” – Michelle

 

DSCN3279 (1024x768)Or enjoy the comfort of a warm outdoor bath.

“…best bath in the world…” – Fred

 

It was tough to leave this place, but we knew we had a nice place waiting for us.

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We met some nice people at the springs who gave us some fresh caught salmon, so we would feast.

 

 

“…fresh Salmon with Corn Chowder Soup. I think it was the best meal we had all week!” – Michelle

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2015 Alaska Sea Camp Greentop and White Sulphur Springs

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