In the spring of 2012 I had the opportunity to learn how to carve a totem pole with Jay Haavik. I ended up carving my own 11 foot totem pole, and this is the story of that pole.
The summer of 2005 I will be Kayaking the Inside Passage of British Columbia, Canada on a Solo trip from Seattle, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. The trip should take about two months, staring on July 16 and ending September 16.
I kayak west through Meyers Passage with the tide, it makes a fun ride with currents up to 3 knots. I end up spending three nights on Milne Island and just exploring the area. I was walking along the shore at low tide and headed out to a small island connected to Milne by the low water. Such a small island could not hold any bears I thought. I stepped onto the grass of the island about 20’ from the bushes when I heard a large crashing sound of brush being crushed. I had woken a sleeping bear that was quite surprised to see me. Well, I let him have his Island and I headed back to mine. The next day I spend exploring by kayak, I figure it was safer.