Alaska Photos

These photos are from our Alaska cruise, July 10–17, 2009.

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On the ship

  1. Leaving Vancouver:

    Leaving Vancouver

  2. Phuong relaxing:

    Phuong relaxing

  3. Dan facing off with a statue of a sumo wrestler:

    Dan facing off with a statue of a sumo wrestler

  4. Dan makes a startling discovery:

    Dan makes a startling discovery

  5. On the deck at 10:15pm — an illustration of how far north we traveled; this part of Alaska gets 18 hours of sun per day in July:

    On the deck at 10:15pm

Ketchikan

  1. Phuong in front of our ship, in Ketchikan:

    Phuong in front of our ship, in Ketchikan

  2. Creek Street, in Ketchikan:

    Creek Street, in Ketchikan

  3. Size does matter!:

    Size does matter!

  4. Dan enjoying the view from the aft deck:

    Dan enjoying the view from the aft deck

Juneau & environs

  1. Bears at the Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau:

    Bears at the Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau

  2. Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau:

    Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau

  3. Dan sliding down a rock face:

    Dan sliding down a rock face

  4. Phuong panned for gold but was disappointed to find none:

    Phuong panned for gold but was disappointed to find none

  5. Wingspan exhibit at the injured eagle sanctuary in Juneau:

    Wingspan exhibit at the injured eagle sanctuary in Juneau

  6. Cruise ships from a mountaintop overlooking Juneau; we climbed a long way!:

    Cruise ships from a mountaintop overlooking Juneau

Skagway & hike to the Laughton Glacier

  1. Narrow-gauge railway from Skagway to a helipad 4 miles from the Laughton Glacier:

    Narrow-gauge railway from Skagway to a helipad 4 miles from the Laughton Glacier

  2. Scary train ride:

    Scary train ride

  3. Laughton Glacier, viewed from 3 miles away:

    Laughton Glacier, viewed from 3 miles away

  4. View from the same spot as the last photo, turned 180 degrees:

    View from the same spot as the last photo, turned 180 degrees

  5. Climbing up the rocky bank of a seasonal river of glacier-melt water:

    Climbing up the rocky bank of a seasonal river of glacier-melt water

  6. Laughton Glacier, viewed from 1.5 miles away:

    Laughton Glacier, viewed from 1.5 miles away

  7. Edge of Laughton Glacier #1:

    Edge of Laughton Glacier #1

  8. Edge of Laughton Glacier #2:

    Edge of Laughton Glacier #2

  9. Cleats designed to fit over hiking boots to climb onto the main plane of the glacier:

    Cleats designed to fit over hiking boots to climb onto the main plane of the glacier

  10. Lunch break on the Laughton Glacier:

    Lunch break on the Laughton Glacier

  11. Lunch break on the Laughton Glacier:

    Lunch break on the Laughton Glacier

  12. Main plane of Laughton Glacier, viewed from our lunch break; the vertical portion is still 2 miles away:

    Main plane of Laughton Glacier

  13. Drinking glacial runoff:

    Drinking glacial runoff

  14. Our co-hikers next to a big boulder illustrates the deceiving visual scale:

    Our co-hikers next to a big boulder illustrates the deceiving visual scale

  15. Main plane of the glacier; the vertical portion is still nearly 1 mile away:

    Main plane of the glacier; the vertical portion is still nearly 1 mile away

  16. Closest approach to the vertical portion of the glacier (still over ½-mile away):

    Closest approach to the vertical portion of the glacier (still over ½-mile away

  17. View from the train on the way back to the port, after the hike:

    View from the train on the way back to the port, after the hike

Hubbard Glacier

  1. Yukatat bay, approaching the Hubbard Glacier:

    Yukatat bay, approaching the Hubbard Glacier

  2. Sides of Disenchantment Bay, on close approach to Hubbard Glacier:

    Sides of Disenchantment Bay, on close approach to Hubbard Glacier

  3. Sides of Disenchantment Bay, on close approach to Hubbard Glacier:

    Sides of Disenchantment Bay, on close approach to Hubbard Glacier

  4. Hubbard Glacier, viewed from our stateroom window, across the ship's helipad:

    Hubbard Glacier, viewed from our stateroom window

  5. Approaching closer to the Hubbard Glacier, standing on the ship's helipad:

    Approaching closer to the Hubbard Glacier

  6. Hey look! I found a glacier!:

    Hey look! I found a glacier!

  7. They refused to let me off the ship to go climbing:

    They refused to let me off the ship to go climbing

  8. Fissures in the Hubbard Glacier, viewed from about 1 mile away:

    Fissures in the Hubbard Glacier, viewed from about 1 mile away

  9. Enjoying the view (and the cold):

    Enjoying the view (and the cold)

  10. Chunks of ice constantly fall off the face, into Disenchantment Bay:

    Chunks of ice constantly fall off the face, into Disenchantment Bay

  11. We saw this small iceberg calve off the glacier:

    We saw this small iceberg calve off the glacier

Miscellaneous

  1. Crab appetizer at Icy Strait Point:

    Crab appetizer at Icy Strait Point

  2. View from the Seward Highway, on the way to Anchorage to fly home:

    View from the Seward Highway, on the way to Anchorage to fly home

  3. Rest stop on the Seward Highway:

    Rest stop on the Seward Highway

  4. Purple flower:

    Purple flower

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