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2013-02-14 23:00:45

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces a lodge-based Southeast Alaska wildlife and birding tour, an alternate venue providing an educational and intimate way to savor and explore Alaska´s famed Inside Passage. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming July 28 to August 5, 2013, Southeast Alaska wildlife and birding tour. With five nights at the Gustavus Inn near Glacier...

2011-03-21 14:30:00

SEATTLE, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line has joined with the U.S. National Park Service to produce a "Glacier Bay Ranger Podcast Anthology" that gives guests a unique glimpse into one of the largest protected wilderness areas in North America. Narrators Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, radio personalities and hosts of Holland America Line's iPod Art Tours, present a rare insider's view into this land of scenic and natural wonders. Each podcast includes in-depth...

2009-01-07 07:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishing, rafting, flightseeing and luxury accommodations -- they're all 2-for-1 this year as Alaska destinations offer up deals for summertime travel. Here's a list of the state's Top 10 destinations, now available at 2-for-1 savings, when travelers have a copy of the all-new 2009 edition of Great Alaskan TourSaver. 10. Bering Sea Crab Boat Tour in Ketchikan, as seen on "Deadliest Catch." This great hands-on tour gives travelers the chance to watch...

2008-12-09 14:42:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For Alaska travelers who enjoy the time aboard ship as much as the destination, Holland America Line offers the 14-day Collectors' Voyages and a new 17-day Voyage of the Glaciers CruiseTour. The extended tours tie together two seven-day Gulf of Alaska cruises on different ships with time to venture inland to Anchorage -- a mix of frontier town and modern city -- and experience the cultures and lifestyles of Alaskans. "For many of our travelers, the...

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2008-10-07 08:59:38

Most glaciers in every mountain range and island group in Alaska are experiencing significant retreat, thinning or stagnation, especially glaciers at lower elevations, according to a new book published by the U.S. Geological Survey. In places, these changes began as early as the middle of the 18th century. Although more than 99 percent of Alaska's large glaciers are retreating, a handful, surprisingly, are advancing. The Glaciers of Alaska, authored by USGS research geologist Bruce Molnia,...


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Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve
2013-03-19 13:07:23

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the Alaska panhandle, west of the city of Juneau. The establishment of the park first began in 1925, when Calvin Coolidge signed the bill that would make the Glacier Bay area a national monument. After an expansion occurred in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, the park increased in size by 523,000 acres under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). This act helped expand the park again in 1980, while it was in the...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'