Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Posted by: ronjean
N 59° 02.523 W 137° 03.126
8V E 382257 N 6546542
Quick Description: Viewed from a cruise ship, calving was exciting to watch.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2008 8:11:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM58Y8
Deep inside Glacier Bay National Park, this is one of the most active, thus the one to which cruise ships take you the nearest. The blue color is evident, and the loud crashing of the ice made a scene which was worth the trip. There are no roads to Glacier Bay; you can reach the park only by air and water. Most visitors come to the park on large cruise ships. This glacier has receded drastically over its position 50 years ago.
Mountain / landmass name: Saint Elias Mountains
Park name (if any): Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Glacier type: ice
Parking / trail head / boat launch:
Norwegian Pearl Pier
Seattle, WA USA
Final access method: Boat / ship
Safe viewing location: N 59° 02.523 W 137° 03.126
Photograph submitted: yes
Travel time (approximate): Not Listed
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