The Southeast Alaskan Wilderness
The glorious mountain range
This amazing wonder of the world can be found in the southeast tip of Alaska.
- 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains in Alaska
- dynamic glaciers, temperate rain forest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords
- tides at the national park can changes as much as 25 feet from high tide to low tide
- these glaciers were discovered in 1796 and since then they have been the fastest retreating glaciers in the world
How many people are going to this great wonder?
History of Glacier Bay Park
A Getaway to Glacier Bay National Park?
If you are someone who likes winter or the cold there are so many things you can go see. It is said that if you want to see a glimpse of what the ice age might have looked like that is the place to go. there are massive glaciers there and you can find rivers that have carved into the mountains.
There is also things for the earth junkys that are all about their rocks and tectonic plates. Mount Fairweather is known to stand approximately 3 miles tall and is growing every year. This is due to the fact that the Pacific and North American crust plates are colliding.
Now if your not into either of those things we still have a variety of wildlife that you could checkout. There are cruises you can go on to see a humpback whale and the otters and seals. You are also able to see the glaciers on this cruise.
- Humpback Whales
- Harbor Seal
- Sea Otters
- Black Bears
- Brown Bears
Bartlett Cove Songbirds
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
- Swainson's Thrush
- Winter Wren
- Hermit's Thrush
- Marble Murrelets
- Pine Siskins
- Fox sparrows
Just the facts
- The tallest mountain ( Mount Fairweather ) in Glacier Bay National Park was named by Captain James Cook in 1778
- Glacier Bay is home to one of the most different black bears due to the facts that its fur coat bluish color. Science believe this maybe a result from living near the glaciers
- Known as the place being reborn where life is flourishing again