Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve – June 9 and 10, 2012

Earlier this month, we traveled to Alaska to start scouting areas for future client trips.  Large tracts of wilderness, stunning scenery, and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities make Alaska a nature-lover’s paradise.  Those reasons make Alaska a bucket list destination for many people, including us.

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve covers 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, towering  glaciers, deep fjords and temperate rainforest.  The park, part of a 25-million acre UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a highlight of Alaska’s Inside Passage. 

We spent two days in the park exploring by water and by land.  During our adventures, we hiked among towering Sitka spruce, heard glaciers calving, watched bald eagles soar silently overhead, and observed humpback whales feed in bountiful waters.  At the base of Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, it  felt as though we had traveled back in time to the last ice age.  Glacier Bay rewards its visitors with remote wildness that’s difficult to find in today’s world.

View from trail near Bartlett Cove Visitor Center.
Brown bear looking down on her cubs.
Tufted puffin
View from Gloomy Knob.
Margerie Glacier.