Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

In 1925 on February 25 President Calvin Coolidge established Glacier Bay as a national momument. It wasn't until 1980 when president Carter made it a national park. The Park is in Alaska with the capital Juneau to the east. The park covers just over 5000 square miles of terrain and receives a little under half a million visitors a year. At wide variety of wildlife exists in the park including salmon, grizzly bears, moose, deer, sheep, goats, wolves, Canada lynx, whale, sea otters, sea lions, seals, dolphins, bald eagles, and Alaskan black bears.

Glacier Bay National Park Info


Glacier Bay National Park

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Glacier Bay National Park Photos

2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 31 - Glacier Bay - 6 - Margerie Glacier

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2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 31 - Glacier Bay - 6 - Margerie Glacier

Ou deck on the rear of ms Noordam offered a good place to watch the scenery in Glacier Bay.

The background is Margerie Glacier in Tarr Inlet.

Margerie Glacier is an icy highlight of a visit to Glacier Bay National Park.

Margerie is about 1-mile wide, with an ice face about 250 feet high above the waterline and its base about 100 feet below sea level. The glacier is approximately 21 miles long and begins in snow-fields of the Fairweather Range.

2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 30 - Glacier Bay - 5 - Margerie Glacier

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2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 30 - Glacier Bay - 5 - Margerie Glacier

ms Noordam's second Glacier Bay visit was Margerie Glacier in Tarr Inlet. Margerie was calving constantly while the ship was parked near its face. The noise produced was as good as seeing the ice fall.

Margerie Glacier is an icy highlight of a visit to Glacier Bay National Park.

Margerie is about 1-mile wide, with an ice face about 250 feet high above the waterline and its base about 100 feet below sea level. The glacier is approximately 21 miles long and begins in snow-fields of the Fairweather Range.

Margerie's ice flows about 2000 feet per year, or 6 feet per day.

2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 29 - Glacier Bay - 4 - Johns Hopkins Glacier

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2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 29 - Glacier Bay - 4 - Johns Hopkins Glacier

ms Noordam visited two Glacier Bay glaciers. The first one, Johns Hopkins.
Took a kazillion photos but will post two from each.

This would be the 200 foot high glacier face at the water line.

The glacier flows down the main valley at 3,000 feet per year, or about 8 feet per day.

It is the only advancing tidewater glacier of the Fairweather Range.

The black material in the ice is called moraine, soil and rock the glacier has scraped off the surrounding mountains as it makes its way to the terminus at the water’s edge.

2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 26 - Glacier Bay - 1

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2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 26 - Glacier Bay - 1

ms Noordam is making its way into Glacier Bay National Park Alaska to visit two glaciers - Johns Hopkins & Margerie,

There are over 1,000 glaciers in Glacier Bay. Most are high in the mountains, but a few notable glaciers extend all the way to the sea.

Glacier is a National Park, a United Nations Biospehere Reservem & a World Heritage Site.

The park board permits a maximum of two large cruise ships per day in the park. The other one this day was Norwegian Bliss.

The small vessel approaching the Bliss carries park rangers from park headquarters in Bartlett Cove. The rangers board each cruise ship & provide an onboard running commentary during the park transit..

From here its approximately 55 miles to the glaciers.

Margerie

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Margerie

Margerie Glacier is 21 miles long and in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The glacier begins on the southern slopes of Mount Root on the Alaska–Canada border and flows down the valley, into Tarr Inlet. Margerie Glacier is one of the most active and frequently visited glaciers in the Glacier Bay area.

Safety Berg

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Safety Berg

A seal rests on a very nice iceberg, showing his confidence in the safety of this berg.

Mini Iceberg - Glacier Bay National Park

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Mini Iceberg - Glacier Bay National Park

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Marjorie Glacier - Glacier Bay National Park

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Marjorie Glacier - Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Marjorie Glacier - Glacier Bay National Park

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Marjorie Glacier - Glacier Bay National Park

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Glacier Bay

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Leaving Glacier Bay

Reid Glacier

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Reid Glacier

Reid Glacier is 11 miles long and runs into Glacier Bay and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, It was named by members of the Harriman Alaska Expedition for Harry Fielding Reid.

Fall at Reid

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Fall at Reid

Fall colors adorn the base of Reid Glacier in Glacier Bay.

Through the Haze

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Through the Haze

Evening sunlight peeks through the clouds of Glacier Bay.

Verigated Rock

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Verigated Rock

Scenes within Glacier Bay and Glacier Bay National Park.

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Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park

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