Jackson Bay, Karukinka Natural Park & Canal San Gabriel
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 09 Nov 2021

Jackson Bay, Karukinka Natural Park & Canal San Gabriel, 11/9/2021, National Geographic Explorer

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During a rare, perfectly still and windless morning, we landed at Jackson Bay, in Admiralty Sound to visit the most remote section of Karukinka Natural Park, a private protected area managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society. At 330 hectares, this area protects some of the southernmost forests, grasslands and peatlands of the planet together with a vast array of wildlife including several endemic bird species and a colony of breeding elephant seals. We hiked through large stands of primeval forest to get to a waterfall that drains the overflow of some alpine glaciers still blanketing the peaks that flank the valley we walked toward.

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