John Smelcer is a contemporary author who wrote the Young Adult novel Edge of Nowhere, a survival story about a Native American boy and his dog, set along Prince William Sound, which can be accessed through Whittier.

Sadly, this area is best known for the tragic Exxon Valdez oil spill, killing scores of wildlife. Read about it here:

Bring your camera or sketchpad to capture the beautiful scenery that remains.

This is the second stop on our Alaska Trail!

Patricia Smart