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... br> By noon we were docking in Juneau a full hour ahead of schedule. Calling cabs was futile so we jumped in a hotel shuttle that was opportunistically taking folks to the airport, 5 miles from the port. We checked in to flight on a 9 seat Cessna for our 25 minute flight backtracking 50 miles to Gustavus the small town at the base of Glacier Bay National Park, the fourth national park we will be visiting in Alaska (out of 16 total).
We arrived at the Glacier ...
... is the home of the Tlingit ...
... Glacier for me. Topela was much dirtier and more silty than the other glaciers we had seen. Some of the glaciers here haven't even been given a name yet! The landscape is constantly changing here with some glaciers retreating and others advancing. Glacier Bay is home to several healthy advancing glaciers (e.g. Lamplugh), which is increasingly rare with global warming continuing. After enjoying the natural highlights of the area all day, we ...
... to the top of the mt. To take the ride but it only takes 90 seconds to finish the zip ride. At one point, rider is going 60 miles per hour. Whee! We walked along the water. Totem poles. Great view of ship. Really beautiful area. Nice for not so commercialized. Really enjoyed this ...
... Evan went and took a nap.. More to come later... We went to the lodge to a lecture on the Tlingit Indians. It was very interesting. We all enjoyed it. We had dinner at the lodge where we had a bottle of wine from our dear friend, Kim Watson waiting for us at dinner to celebrate my upcoming 50 th birthday. I had the pan sauted halibut with mushroom risotto; Evan had the seafood pasta again; and ...
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