During a 1-hour call-in show Tuesday (8-16-16) oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer explained the origins of floating ocean debris -- everything from US Naval sonobuoys to dangerous Fliegenklatsche (aka fly swatters!). With Sitka ultra-combers Tyler and Dean Orbison.
A 16-year-old Sitka girl escaped with minor injuries after losing her footing on Mt. Verstovia Sunday afternoon (1-4-15), and sliding partway down a bowl. The Sitka Fire Department received a call shortly after 4 PM from the girl’s 24-year-old brother. The pair had safely climbed to the summit of “Picnic Rock,” but discovered on the return trip that the route had turned into wind-scoured ice.