Glacier Bay National Park

Aug 21, 2017 - National Geographic Quest

Mondays are never a favorite day during the week, but this week our Monday was epic. We entered Glacier Bay National Park early in the morning to pick up our guest park ranger and cultural interpreter. Sailing north into the Park we first stopped at South Marble Island to take in the huge array of wildlife, from Sea Lions to Puffins. Next we cruised further to Gloomy Knob and Tidal Inlet to see Mountain Goats and Brown Bears fishing in the stream. Soon after we found ourselves at the dramatic Margerie and Grand Pacific Glacier, the great icy architect of Glacier Bay. A day full of sightseeing and presentations was topped by a visit to the small town of Gusdavis and evening walks as the sun set behind the mountains. 

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James Hyde


James is your typical free-range Pacific Northwest outdoorsy type. Born in Seattle and reared nearby on Vashon Island, he is most comfortable in slightly cold and damp weather. James joined the Lindblad team in July 2016 as a dive buddy and has been in love with expedition travel since. On his own he has traveled to Europe, Asia, and Australia, but with Lindblad he hopes to continue his adventures across the globe, searching out the beauties of the natural world. An avid scuba diver James can’t help being excited about whales, sharks, and pinnipeds, but he will also happily bend your ear about underwater slugs and invertebrates. It’s best just to humor him about these things.

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