Glacier Bay National Park, AK
May 25-28, 2001
I was lucky enough to be invited on a four day sea kayak trip in the
Glacier Bay National Park area near Juneau. Eight of us flew to
Juneau and then to Gustavus. We stayed at a hotel and the next day
loaded up our double sea kayaks on a water taxi which took us to our
destination. Our outfitter was Alaska Discovery in Gustavus.
Their equipment is top-of-the-line and their guides are first
class. I highly recommend them.
Cathy and Ed loading gear.
Here we are carrying the kayaks to the water taxi. The tide was
very low which made the ramp steep. SE Alaska has strong tides
sometimes over 20 ft. The tidal current can make for some
hazardous paddling if you are not paying attention.
Here we are unloading the gear. The water taxi had to take two trips because we had 8 people.
Doug had a 6-pax license for his boat. He built this boat
himself. It was very impressive.
Here you can see where we got dropped off. What a beautiful place. We saw
some deer on this beach.
We paddled up a river at high tide. We saw a brown bear in the
distance. Here the girls pose "hiding their
thighs." Must be a girl thing.