Alaskan Trip Journal

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Starting Location: Haines, AK

Destination: Haines, AK

Trip Description: Laura and I got an early start today. We went with Joanie down to the radio station to appear on her morning show. She volunteers as a DJ each Tuesday morning from 8-10 on KHNS 102. The station is a public radio station serving Haines, Skagway, and Klukwan.

We sifted through the stations CD library looking for songs to play. The station plays a large variety of music. We chose some classic rock, pop, and reggae to play. Both Laura and I got to do some short segments on the air. I did a public service announcement and the personal messages. Laura did the community callendar. This was a really cool experience. I particularly enjoyed this. Who knows, maybe this will be my next career. Don't change that dial!

After the radio show, Laura and I went geocaching in Haines. For those of you reading this that are not familiar with geocaching, the best way I can explain it is by sending you to It is basically a hide and seek game using a computer, a GPS unit, and a hidden box of goodies. There was only one cache in Haines. It was in an area called Battery Point. The cache was located on a small hill overlooking the beach. It was a great spot to stop and look around.

We returned to the RV at about 3:30. I decided to try my hand at fishing. I bought a license and a lure. We went ot the nearby state park and atempted to catch fish. It was not a successful efort.

After a long day, Laura and I parked the RV, ate dinner, and relaxed. Today was a really fun day. Tomorrow, we plan to drive the Haines Highway back into Canada to re-join the Alaska Highway. We hope to make it to the town of Tok.


Joanie Wagner on KHNS

Joe reads the Listener Personals

Laura reads the Community Calendar

Geocaching at Battery Point

fireweed at Battery Point

fishing at Chilkoot Lake

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