This week on the Wilderness Adventurer, we took guests on another week of spectacular travels in Glacier Bay. It seems like the wildlife is getting more active in anticipation of the salmon runs. More than ten separate Coastal Brown Bear sightings exceeded expectations.
John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. Muir is one of many real characters brought to life by the Heritage team while cruising through Alaska’s Inside Passage on Alaska’s Golden History Itinerary. History comes alive through presentations and skits on board as well as included tours to points of historical interest.
After an eventful morning hiking around Glacier Bay National Park’s Headquarters in Bartlett Cove, the Wilderness Explorer headed north into the depths of the park to do what we like to call cruising for critters.
On the Wilderness Explorer’s arrival in Bartlett Cove, our first stop in Glacier Bay National Park, I disembarked the boat in the Alaskan rain that makes even the hardiest reassess the idea of venturing out. I expected almost no participants to show up for my one mile loop hike. Then, like a multi-colored vision of hope, I soon had twelve hikers suited up in varying colors of Gore-Tex standing before me.
As the Wilderness Explorer winds down her inaugural Alaska season, I decided to ask my fellow crew members to share some of their fondest memories of the summer for this week’s blog post.