Scenic USA - Alaska

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Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier

Photo by Ginny West

Hubbard Glacier begins high upon Mount Logan and stretches 76 miles to the sea at Disenchantment Bay. It's the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska and displays open calving along its six mile face. The term calving is used when huge pieces of glacial ice break off the head of the glacier and drop into the sea.
This view shows a slurry of ice floating on top of the sea at Yakutat. From time to time, few major icebergs lurk below the surface.


 

 

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