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July 24, 2013 / Ingrid

3rd stop ~ Endicott Arm, Alaska

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What is Endicott Arm?

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness is over 653,000 acres just south of Juneau, Alaska and consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm.  A fjord (also spelled fiord) is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.  Both fjords are over 30 miles long, one-fifth of their area is covered in ice and at the head of each is a beautiful mammoth glacier wall.

Initially, the captain was going to take us into Tracy Arm but due the number of ships, he opted to go solo into Endicott Arm which ended up being quite an epic experience!  The captain took our ship all the way into Endicott which was a tight squeeze and then he ever so carefully turned the ship around in place to depart… There was not a bad view on the ship!  We witnessed two shooting ice bergs come up from the sea and two calving ice bergs fall into the sea.  These floating chunks of ice exposed the most magnificent blue that had been beneath the water for over 300 years…absolutely breathtaking!

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  1. Kenzie / Jul 24 2013 1:04 pm

    Sooooo pretty 🙂
    45 is still alive in our hearts ❤

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