Glacier Bay Days...
Located in a remote area of Southeast Alaska, the beautiful Glacier Bay National Park where the land is reborn & a world returning to life. In 1794, Captain George Vancouver cruised by what is now the entrance to Glacier Bay & found it to be filled with tidewater glaciers & no bay. In 1879 almost a hundred year later John Muir visited the same area & noticed that the glacier had retreated 48 miles north into the bay. Today, those same glaciers have retreated a total of 60 miles in a little over 200 years & left behind the huge bay that is now protected as the Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve that is also know as an United Nation World Heritage Site & a Biosphere Reserve. A massive river of ice, roughly 100 miles long & thousand of feet deep, occupied the entire bay. The glacier is gone, but has retreated north with fewer than a dozen smaller tidewater glaciers remain. They are impressive in themselves where the landscape is filled with snow capped coastal mountains to the sea, an abundance of Sitka spruce & calved great shards of ice that bejewel cold waters with diamond-liked bergs. The moving rivers of ice is subject to change where it reminds man to slow down & breath deeply of the cool ice age air to imagine for a day on how the way life use to be. Glacier Bay is truly an amazing spot to explore whether it by taking a whale a watch tour from Bartlet Cover or experience it by many of the tour companies & cruises that make its way to the Margerie Glacier.
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