Friday, July 31, 2009 Glacier Bay National Park. Viewing the Reid, Margerie., Grand Pacific, Johns Hopkins and Lamplugh Glaciers.
Entering Glacier Bay - The Reid Glacier
All hands on deck! Rangers aboard! Ice in the water!
Winter coats on - it's getting cold here!
What a great day for looking!
Some glaciers meet the water, some don't.
Marjorie Glacier a mile wide, 180 feet high and 400 feet deep
Grand Pacific Glacier blackened with embedded rocky debris.
The Marjorie Glacier
When you get really close they look like sculptures.
I have hundreds of these in 4288x2846 16Meg.
It gets better!
Margerie Glacier Calving
Water flows from under Margerie Glacier
A hungry visitor on my railing.
Icebergs are everywhere.
Johns Hopkins Glacier photo by Annie
Excerpt of NPS Map Glacier Bay
Lamplugh Glacier waterfall
Glacial Ice Cave
Park rangers depart from the cruise ship.
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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