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February 1999

Alaska’s Glaciers: Going With The Floes

When gently paddling amidst the mini-icebergs that grace Prince William Sound, you ponder one question: why walk?

We passed the remaining days listening to our paddles dip musically in the water, meeting the imperious gaze of bald eagles, and playing tag with immense Stellar sea lions. The nights were spent camped by the lapping water or snug in primitive but wood-heated Forest Service cabins. But always, even when the ice had given way to the roaring waterfalls and lush moss of the Sound’s warmer southern reaches, distant thunder filled our dreams.

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