Top 10 Things to Know When Visiting Denali National Park
Denali National Park: This is a wonderful place to visit where the mountains are unlike anywhere else. It has the tallest peak in the USA, often shrouded by clouds. The wildlife is plentiful. These are the important tips to plan and enjoy your visit to Denali National Park.
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Travel Alaska - Top 5 Attractions in Alaska
Take a tour of Top 5 Travel Attractions of Alaska, United States - part of the World's Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.
Hey, this is your travel host, Naomi. I would like to give you a tour of the top 5 attractions of Alaska.
Number 5: Kenai Fjordes National Park. With many national parks like this one, Alaska is a land of unmatched natural beauty. This park is known for various fjordes created by glaciers.
Number 4: Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. This is the largest national park of the U.S., covering an area of 20,000 square miles. It's larger than some countries.
Number 3: Dog sled race. Witness this unique competitive race unlike any other. Covering 1,000 miles of rough and beautiful terrain, the dog sled teams come from around the world.
Number 2: Denali National Park. The world famous attraction has thriving wildlife, forests and glaciers. It also has Mount McKinley, North America's highest mountain peak.
Number 1: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Covering 3.3 million acres, it's a world heritage site and offers visitors a chance to get close to spectacular natural beauty.
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Glacier Bay National Park
Recorded June 21, 2007.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the southern part of Alaska west of Juneau. The park area was included in an International Biosphere Reserve in 1986 and is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park covers 5,130 square miles. Most of the park is a designated wilderness area which covers 4,164 square miles of the park. No roads lead to the park and it is most easily reached by air travel. During some summers there are ferries to the small community of Gustavus or directly to the marina at Bartlett Cove. Despite the lack of roads, there are over 300,000 visitors per year, most on cruise ships. Glaciers descending from high snow capped mountains into the bay create spectacular displays of ice and iceberg formation. In the last century the bays most famous glacier was probably the Muir Glacier, at one time nearly 2 miles wide and about 265 feet tall. The Muir Glacier has receded and since the 1990s is no longer tidewater. Most visitors today see the Margerie and Lamplugh Glaciers.
This video covers my visit to the national park on the Sapphire Princess. Most of the video is of the Lamplugh Glacier, the John Hopkins Inlet and Margerie Glacier.
Glacier Bay Cruise; NCL Norwegian Pearl in Alaska
Glacier Bay is one of the best places to visit in Alaska. NCL Norwegian Pearl cruises through the National Park & Preserve.
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NCL might be the best cruise line for Alaska as it’s one of the few cruises that go to Alaska’s Glacier Bay.
Blog recap of 7-Day Alaska with Glacier Bay from Seattle on the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship:
Glacier Bay is an American national park located in Southeast Alaska west of Juneau. President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the area around Glacier Bay a national monument under the Antiquities Act on February 25, 1925. Subsequent to an expansion of the monument by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) enlarged the national monument by 523,000 acres (817.2 sq mi; 2,116.5 km2) on December 2, 1980, and created Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The national preserve encompasses 58,406 acres (91.3 sq mi; 236.4 km2) of public land to the immediate northwest of the park, protecting a portion of the Alsek River with its fish and wildlife habitats, while allowing sport hunting. About 80% of visitors to Glacier Bay arrive on cruise ships.
The Park is named for its abundant tidewater and terrestrial glaciers, numbering 1,045 in total.
There are seven tidewater glaciers in the park: Margerie Glacier, Grand Pacific Glacier, McBride Glacier, Lamplugh Glacier, Johns Hopkins Glacier, Gilman Glacier, and LaPerouse Glacier. (High tide-water glaciers also include Riggs Glacier, Reid Glacier, Lituya Glacier, and North Crillon Glacier.) Four of these glaciers actively calve icebergs into the bay. In the 1990s, the Muir Glacier receded to the point that it was no longer a tidewater glacier. The advance and recession of the park's glaciers has been extensively documented since La Perouse visited the bay in 1786. According to the U.S. National Park Service, In general, tidewater and terrestrial glaciers in the Park have been thinning and slowly receding over the last several decades. Some glaciers continue to advance, including Johns Hopkins Glacier and glaciers in Lituya Bay.
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Best Places To Visit In Alaska – Vacation Spots, Cruise
Are you planning to travel to Alaska? Make sure you don’t miss the important places.
There are many beautiful destinations in Alaska that you are sure to fall in love at the first sight.
Best Places To Visit In Alaska
1. Denali National Park
2. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
7. Kodiak Island
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USA Great Outdoors: Alaska
Join filmmakers Yancy and Wyatt as they explore glaciers, lakes, active volcanoes, and exotic species unique to Alaska.
Hop on an airplane tour through Denali National Park to see the incredible views Yancy and Wyatt showed in this video.
Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest
Denali National Park & Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Bartlett Cove - Gustavus
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A Glimpse of Winter in Glacier Bay National Park
Virtually no tourists visit Glacier Bay National Park during the wintertime. For this reason, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what Glacier Bay is like during the winter from the perspective of someone who lives and works in the park. Enjoy!
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Alaska Top Tourist Attractions
Listed below are some of the top tourist attractions in alaska
Alaska Top 10 Attractions
1: Denali National Park
2: Glacier Bay National Park
3: Mendenhall Glacier
4: Kenai Fjords National Park
5: Chugach State Park
6: Anchorage Museum of Natural History
7: Alaska SeaLife Center
8: El Dorado Gold Mine
9: H2Oasis Indoor Water Park
10: Alaska Inside Passage
Nabesna Road, Alaska, USA
This is one of the best place to visit in Alaska. Strongly recommanded.
Denali National Park (Alaska) Vacation Travel Video Guide
Travel video about destination Denali National Park in Alaska.
Denali National Park is located about six hundred and thirty miles from the southern coast of Alaska and is nine thousand six hundred square miles of original Sub-Arctic wilderness. The history of the region began millions of years ago when mighty tectonic plates collided. The force of the collision folded the granite and sedimentary rock together at a huge elevation which subsequently formed the highest mountain in North America, Mount Mckinley. The coniferous forests consist primarily of birch and fir and deciduous trees and shrubs cover the stone-based valleys. An amazing variety of bushes, herbs and flowers turn the landscape into an array of bright colour. On the thin humus above the permafrost soil there’s vegetation such as Reindeer Moss, Wild Flowers, Reed Grass and Berries. The bright white fur of the dall sheep provide perfect camouflage in winter. Their favorite location is steep, rocky slopes where they feel safe from predators such as grizzly bears and wolves. The park was established primarily to protect the wild animals that were destroyed in large numbers by hunters at the beginning of the Gold Rush. But today Denali National Park is a natural paradise, a wilderness at the end of the world!
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