Category Archives: Alaska

Frozen Waters Five: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

August, 2016 The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier is named for Gardiner Green Hubbard, a founder and first president of National Geographic. (This may be the most links I’ve ever had in one short sentence.) The 76 … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Four: Glacier Bay, Alaska

August, 2016 Before going to Glacier Bay, we took a train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, from Skagway to the Canadian border. The route took us between mountains where we saw several glaciers. When explored by Captain George … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Three: Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

August, 2016 While on an Alaskan cruise, we stopped in Juneau, where we decided to take a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier with  Temsco Helicopters, Inc. This glacier has had several names over the years. The Tlingit People called it Sitangiospren (“the … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Seventeen: Alaska

August, 2016 We were on an Alaskan cruise, and made many stops between Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage, Alaska. One of our early stops was in Juneau, where we took a helicopter flight to Mendenhall Glacier. Melting glacial ice often … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails Again

Back on the Rails Saturday, August 20, 2016 All good things must come to an end, and so it is with this fabulous trip to our nation’s largest state. We boarded the McKinley Explorer train for Anchorage this morning for … Continue reading

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Denali National Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 Afternoon When Denali National Park and Preserve was established in 1917, it comprised about 2 million acres at that time. More area was added in 1980, including some wildlife preserves, bringing the total park to over … Continue reading

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On Top of the World

Friday, August 19, 2016 Morning Healy, Alaska is about 350 miles from the Arctic Circle – so close, at 66⁰33’. Of course we had to go. This required rising at 4:30 am to catch a flight leaving the Healy airport … Continue reading

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