Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Jul 19, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

What a day in Glacier Bay!  This place has never ceased to amaze me, no matter how many times I visit.  We started our morning off bright and early with a small pod of orcas cruising by just before breakfast.  As we ventured further north into this mystic bay, the weather continued to improve.  We made a stop by South Marble Island to take a look at the numerous species of birds, snap some photos of sea otters, and even get a whiff of the Steller sea lions hauled out on the rocks.  Further up the bay, we were lucky enough to spot a few brown bears, including a sow with two cubs.  By this time, the sun was out and we had clear skies as we made our way into Johns Hopkins Inlet.  It was like a dream as we sat in awe of the glacier, harbor seals, and intricate ice sculptures that surrounded us.  We finished our day off with a leisurely stroll on the forest loop trail in Bartlett Cove, then listened to the one and only Kim Heacox share stories and songs, and give inspiration to us all!  See ya next time GLBNP!

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Jared Funderburk


Jared grew up in the Carolinas with a passion for exploring the natural world. He has always felt most at home in the great outdoors, and there is nothing he enjoys more than sharing these experiences with others. His enthusiasm is contagious and being able to help others have similar experiences through his work, is nothing short of a dream come true.

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