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Glacier Experience

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Hidden : 8/9/2007
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

The Earthcache is where the Turner Glacier meets the Hubbard Glacier.

This area is visited by thousands of people every day. Quite often of them quite elderly and stuffing their faces with buffet food. That's how I experienced this area (via Cruise Ship) The high terrain rating is due to the fact that you have to be on a boat on the water or in a plane to experience it. There may be other ways to experience it as well. I'm open minded, just don't try to swim. From Wikipedia- Hubbard Glacier is a tidewater glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska and the Yukon Territory of Canada. From its source in the Yukon, the glacier stretches 76 miles to the sea at Yakutat Bay and Disenchantment Bay. It is the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska, with an open calving face over ten kilometers 6 miles wide. Before it reaches the sea, Hubbard is joined by the Valerie Glacier to the west, which, through forward surges of its own ice, has contributed to the advance of the ice flow that experts believe will eventually dam the Russell Fiord from Disenchantment Bay waters. The ice at the foot of Hubbard Glacier is about 400 years old: it takes that long for ice to traverse the length of the glacier. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs the size of large buildings. Where the glacier meets the shore, most of the ice is below the waterline, and newly calved icebergs can shoot up quite dramatically, so that ships must keep their distance from it as they ply their way up and down the coast. ***To log this cache: 1. Photo at cache site (give or take 50 miles - to verify location) 2. estimate the height of the glacier from the water 3. A nugget of info you learned about glaciers Photo Flipbook Slideshow Maker
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