Information about Glacier Bay in Alaska

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tommyroland
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Information about Glacier Bay in Alaska

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Hi, I am planning to go next summer at Glacier Bay in Alaska. Does anyone have information or experience about the trip there?
Thanks!

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I have paddled there twice. What do you want to know? When I was there 3 years the concession at the park headquarters was renting reasonable ruddered glass boats. I have paddled parts of the west arm and the entire east arm. Amazing place to paddle but plan for super wet weather. Lots of brown bears. Permits are required.

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Here is a link to the web site for the concessionaire
https://glacierbayseakayaks.com/backcou ... nt-a-rates

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Was there 32 years ago, was the first proper kayaking I ever did, met some students on the Alaska ferry who fancied it, didn’t see anyone else for the whole week or so, nearly got crushed by cascading 20ft boulders off the cliffs, ate fresh “Dolly Vardon”every day, crapped inside hollowed out grounded icebergs ! (turdbergs).
Fantastic memories and amazing scenery, though I expect its more popular now, also consider Tracey arm and Misty Fjords, and take the Alaska ferry rather than fly.
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