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July 31, 2009

Glacier Bay National Park

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Glacier Bay

Friday, July 31, 2009 Glacier Bay National Park. Viewing the Reid, Margerie., Grand Pacific, Johns Hopkins and Lamplugh Glaciers.

Entering Glacier Bay

Entering Glacier Bay - The Reid Glacier

All hands on deck! Rangers aboard! Ice in the water!

All hands on deck! Rangers aboard! Ice in the water!

Winter coats on - it's getting cold here!

Winter coats on - it's getting cold here!

What a great day for looking!

What a great day for looking!

Some glaciers meet the water, some don't.

Some glaciers meet the water, some don't.

Marjorie Glacier a mile wide, 180 feet high and 400 feet deep

Marjorie Glacier a mile wide, 180 feet high and 400 feet deep

Grand Pacific Glacier blackened with rocky debris embedded in the ice.

Grand Pacific Glacier blackened with embedded rocky debris.

Iceberg ahead!

Iceberg ahead!

Getting closer!

Getting closer!

The Marjorie Glacier

The Marjorie Glacier

When you get really close they look like sculptures.

When you get really close they look like sculptures.

The closest!

The closest!

I have hundreds of these in 4288x2846 16Meg.

I have hundreds of these in 4288x2846 16Meg.

It gets better!

It gets better!

Margerie Glacier Calving

Margerie Glacier Calving

Water flows from under Margerie Glacier

Water flows from under Margerie Glacier

A hungry visitor on my railing. Speaking of hungry...

A hungry visitor on my railing.

Icebergs are everywhere.

Icebergs are everywhere.

Johns Hopkins Glacier photo by Annie

Johns Hopkins Glacier photo by Annie

Excerpt of NPS Map Glacier Bay

Excerpt of NPS Map Glacier Bay

Johns Hopkins Glacier

Lamplugh Glacier

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Lamplugh Glacier

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Lamplugh Glacier waterfall

Glacial Ice Cave

Glacial Ice Cave

Park rangers depart from the cruise ship.

Park rangers depart from the cruise ship.

As we left the bay, the fog rolled in.

As we left the bay, the Pacific fog rolled in.




Link to: Interactive NPS Map – “Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is one of the prime Inside Passage experiences. The park and preserve are part of the world’s largest protected natural area, a 25-million-acre World Heritage Site under the auspices of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Glacier Bay was first protected by presidential proclamation in 1925, recognizing its many values for scientific study. Today 2.7 million acres of the park are also protected as wilderness designated by the U.S. Congress.

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