Glacier Bay's Bear Track Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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... ride on the “World's Largest Zip Line”. At the Landing Zone you could stand and watch as the five riders on separate zip lines came flying in from the launch platform on a hill far above. The braking system used for this abrupt stop was a marvel of engineering – noise included!!! Quite a thrill ride we heard from a mother and daughter from Australia.
Walking through the Restaurant I discovered a complementary umbrella that one could ...
... Glacier but we got a different view because we were able to get so close. We cruised by Lamplugh Glacier and a few others, with the pick being the Johns Hopkins Bay which we only passed by in about thirty minutes but the view was worth the effort. The ship couldn't enter the bay as the sea lion colony has lots of pups at this time of year and the mum's get agitated and protective when ...
... The deck shifts to the port side, binoculars covering eyes and there walking along the shore is a momma and her cubs. We're more than 100 feet away and from this distance they look small and cuddly. They hug the tree line, no doubt foraging for food before disappearing in the trees.
As we continue further into Glacier Bay, we see the Grand Pacific Glacier, the largest at over 85 miles wide. The ice has been retreating here too, and there is a small grey shoreline littered ...
... gets oiled. For more information on sea otters click here. For information about the otters as a keystone species click here. In the afternoon we went ashore for a photo walk. Rich Reid, our naturalist/photo instructor showed us bear bones and passed around the hipbone and femur. Rich said the bear had been shot by hunters. A fellow traveler, a physician, held the hip and femur and ...
... us. Now some 725 miles southeast of Anchorage we are at 58 degrees latitude almost exactly the same as Gothenburg Sweden meaning the sun goes down at a more reasonable 10pm versus the midnight at Denali some 5 degrees north (63 degrees). It will be interesting to see how the light affects our families sleep schedule. Given how most parents seem to handle the additional light (aka let 3 year olds run around until 11pm+) we might be the only ones who either notice or care. ...