Tracy Arm

Jul 14, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

John Muir’s description of Tracy Arm as “a wild, unfinished Yosemite” felt apt this morning as we awoke among sheer rock walls, glacially-sculpted valleys, and granitic domes rising thousands of feet above us on either side of the narrow fjord.  South Sawyer Glacier gifted morning Zodiac tours with the action and thunder of calving ice.  We welcomed U.S. Forest Service wilderness rangers Sean and Dylan aboard National Geographic Quest for an unplanned afternoon visit.  The evening closed with Captain’s Dinner and our guest photo slideshow, accompanied by smiles, laughter, and new friendships.

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Chelsea Leven


Time among frogs and hardwood forests established Chelsea’s love for the outdoors as a child in the snowbelt of northeast Ohio. Impelled by curiosity about the natural world, she signed up for field trips in college, earning a geology degree from Amherst College, and studying marine ecology in New Zealand. Snapshots from ensuing science positions include scuba diving research, paleoclimate studies in Chile’s Atacama Desert, and warming bags of live bats against her belly.

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