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A Day in Glacier Bay

One of the trips we did last summer was an 8-day cruise in Glacier Bay National Park. It was wild, remote, peaceful, and stunningly beautiful. We put together this little time-lapse video of one of our favorite days from the trip. It was remarkable from our overnight anchorage at Margerie Glacier to a mid-day stop at Lamplough Glacier and then on to Johns Hopkins Glacier. It was a fulfilling day and one that we won’t forget.
We have two trips with space available for Glacier Bay in 2021. Join us for a Photography Workshop with Adventures NW Magazine on July 17-24, 2021 (Trip #382), or come explore Glacier Bay with us from July 27-August 3 (Trip #383). Both trips are nearly sold-out so be sure to book soon. Visit our schedule and rates page for availability.

Lamplough Blue

Lamplough Glacier - Alaska CruiseLamplough blue is my favorite color. It’s the color of the Lamplough Glacier, in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. When the time and tide is right, we take the skiff ashore at Lamplough and walk near the snout of the glacier. The ground is hard-packed from the weight of the recently receded glacier. The walk gives you a grand perspective of the glacier. It’s a remarkable place for photography, sketching, writing, and personal reflection. We hope you’ll join us one day.

Dreaming in Glacier Bay

A Visual Meditation

Take a few minutes to escape into John D’onofrio’s beautiful photography set to haunting flute music. He put together this short meditation to inspire those of us who dream of great landscapes in distant lands. John is one of our photography instructors and this slideshow video is from several years of trips with us in Glacier Bay National Park.

Ephemeral

Iceberg in Alaska

Ice calved from a glacier is the essence of ephemeral. As you move around an iceberg, it changes in color, it glows, its shape reveals other shapes. You see birds taking off, or flames frozen, then without warning, it capsizes and you realize that moment has gone and something new is in its place.

Taken in 2019 on one of our Glacier Bay Photography Workshops in Alaska.

Lupines at Lamplough Glacier

Alaska Hikes in Glacier Bay

When I graduated from college, one of my mentors gave me a children’s book called Miss Rumphius. In the book, the main character sought to make the world a more beautiful place by planting lupines. Every day I’m reminded of that story and each day I hope to make the world a more beautiful place with kind words, a smile, a photograph of a pretty place, or a shared experience.

This pretty place is in Glacier Bay National Park where there’s a short hike next to Lamplough Glacier. We like to visit this trail as often as possible and especially on our photography workshops where we can spend hours exploring the beauty of nature.