13 of 59 : Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park was created as a national monument in 1925 enlarged in 1978 and finally established as a National Park in 1980. It was established as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. 100-years prior to that in 1879 John Muir first visited Glacier Bay, he came to Alaska to learn more about glaciers so that he could understand the formations of the glaciated landscapes in Yosemite. 

Glacier Bay, like Kobuk Valley from yesterday is another park that I dream about revisiting. We took my step-dad's boat out to Bartlett Cove, but we never actually saw a glacier. We barely scratched the surface. I want to return with a backpack, a kayak and time.

 Make sure to go tide pooling while you are visiting Glacier Bay

Make sure to go tide pooling while you are visiting Glacier Bay

 The trails around Glacier Bay are incredibly lush and mushroom filled

The trails around Glacier Bay are incredibly lush and mushroom filled

 Humpback skeleton

Humpback skeleton

 Humpback tail fluke

Humpback tail fluke