Road Trippin: A white knuckle driving, lazy paddling, good eaten' kind of day

Published: May. 24, 2018 at 3:31 PM AKDT
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The Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari tour in Ketchikan is one part white-knuckle driving, a third lazy paddling on Harriet Hunt lake that turns into a culinary salmon and clam chowder treat, followed by an educational tour through the Tongass National Forest.

It's a lot to deal with, which makes it really fun.

You'll start the three hour tour by driving a Jeep Wrangler through the Tongass National Forest. It's a bumpy, windy road. At one point our Jeep was halfway submerged in water. As the drive continues, expect Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees to smack the sides of the Jeep.

It's a lot of fun.

After that there's a lazy paddle through the black waters of Harriet Hunt Lake, where, at the end you'll be met with a beautiful lunch. Don't get comfortable. Grab your meal and walk with the tour guide through the trails to learn about the local vegetation.