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Glacier Bay

Public Domain Image by John Bortniak, NOAA

Glacier Bay was designated as a National Monument on February 25, 1925. It became a National Park in 1980. It protects nearly 3.3 million acres along the coast of southeast Alaska. John Muir showed up in a canoe in 1879. Today, nearly all park visitors arrive via cruise ship and never set foot in the park. It is rich with spectacular scenery, whales, bears, and sea birds.

We need to witness our own limits transgressed and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.
~Henry David Thoreau ~