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Glacier Bay National Park is the first location in the Experiencing Life series to which you cannot drive. You can visit via a cruise ship from other parts of Alaska or even from Seattle and other points in the contiguous U.S. You can fly into Juneau and then take another quick flight to the town of Gustavus, which is right near the park's headquarters. Or the state ferry also runs from Juneau to Gustavus. The reasons for this "inconvenience" is that the park is all mountains and ocean... and glaciers. Ignoring the fact that it is difficult to build roads through mountains, rivers of slowly-moving ice would soon cover and destroy any road built. It's just more practical to travel by air or water in this country.





Video: "What's So Special About Glacier Bay?" - NPS-Glacier Bay NP



Video: "A Day in Glacier Bay - Tourboat Timelapse" - NPS / T. VandenBerg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Image: Margerie Glacier at sunrise.
NPS public domain photo


Trip 11 - Alaska
  1. Glacier Bay National Park
  2. Valdez, Alaska
  3. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
  4. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  5. Denali National Park
  6. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Southeastern Alaska [58.5oN, 135.9oW]


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