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Pleasant Island (Inian Islands, Alaska)

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Local Time
2019-11-14 17:03

min: 39 °F (3 °C) / max: 47 °F (9 °C) 44°F
Wind: 134°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 4.5 m/sWind: 134°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 4.5 m/sGentle breeze
3.9 m/s
Min / Max Temperature47 °F / 9 °C
39 °F / 4 °C

Pleasant Island is the largest of Inian Islands (wilderness reserve) located in Icy Strait (southeastern Alaska). It is located between Chichagof Island and mainland Alaska (aka Alaska Panhandle), just a few miles from Gustavus AK and Glacier Bay National Park.

Pleasant Island (Alaska, Inian Islands)

  • The isle has a total land area of 49192 km2 (18993 ml2) and no population (uninhabited). It is fairly flat, with mixture of old forest and muskeg (acidic soil type). The island has 4 fresh-water lakes (can be hiked from the shore), many beaches and several dedicated camping areas. Many tourists book seakayaking tours to and from Inian Islands Wilderness park and stop at Pleasant Island for lunch or campover.
  • Inian Islands Wilderness consists of 2 large-sized islands (Lemesurier and Pleasant) plus a few smaller. The park is accessible by air (floatplanes), small boats (ships) or seakayaks. lnian Islands are also a great harbor for commercial fishing vessels operating in the region.
  • Lemesurier Island is west of Pleasant Island. Its highest elevation point is 2180 ft (660 m) and is not forested. Lemesurier  has a small lake (southern part) that can be hiked from the shore, several beaches (southern and northern coasts) and coves (camping sites). In the south there are 2 small private parcels.
  • Inian Islands are among Southeast Alaska's best places to watch marine mammals - humpback whales, orcas, seals, sea otters, sea lions, porpoises (mereswines). The fauna also features sea and land birds (marbled murrelets, seagulls, terns, bald eagles, rock ptarmigans, grouses) and land animals (brown bears, black-tailed deer, martens, American minks, land otters, red and grey squirrels.

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