Sitka What to Pack

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    High fashion in SE Alaska
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    this is a pretty average day
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    Leaving the Ferry
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    pack light

    by fishtaco Written Jun 22, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: if possible and only going to sitka for a short period to fish--pack light. Try to go with just 2 carry ons as you will probably going home with 2 boxes of fish--which is your max alowed for a check in. Other wise you will have to pay up to $75 for extra luggage.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: rubber boots like extra toughs are worn by everyone in town. If you are in town it will probably rain and if you are on a boat your feet will probably get wet...so wear rubber boots. It is not like you are going to Paris--LOL.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can get pretty much all you want in town

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    It will rain

    by PA2AKgirl Updated Jan 15, 2004

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    this is a pretty average day

    Luggage and bags: waterproof luggage

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Raincoats, parkas, layers, rainpants, waterproof shoes

    Photo Equipment: Waterproof or resistant photo equip

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Waterproof gear

    Miscellaneous: Umbrella if you so desire. Chances are, it won't be a torrential downpour, but a lot of people are used to things being cancelled or delayed because of rain. The show goes on in Sitka or it would never happen.

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    • Hiking and Walking
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    Pack Light and Casual

    by Colewade Written Oct 3, 2003

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    Leaving the Ferry

    Luggage and bags: Maximum of two per person both of which will pass the carry-on test. Pack for half the trip. Do laundry if you need to, or better don't take anything you wouldn't wear twice and could combine to make a new outfit. Alaska is most definitely not a fashion show.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Layers Layers Layers
    Good hiking boots or very comfortable walking shoes with good soles and a waterproof shell are essential. Umbrellas are pretty useless in the wind. You can even get by without a coat except in the winter. I didn't take a coat and I still found myself shedding layers, even after the first sunstantial fall cold snap and snow on the surrounding mountains. Take a fleece sweatshirt and long underwear and you are ready for anything nature has to offer from May to September.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent, though I did't wear it or need it in september and we spent a fair amount of time in the woods. Meclizine for motion sickness (Dramamine non drowsy) Makes you a little sleepy, but not hung over.

    Photo Equipment: A zoom is really nice for wildlife shots. Binoculars are very useful.

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