College Fjord in Princess William Sound
College Fjord in Prince William Sound is one of the most gorgeous settings on the planet. Of all the glaciers and fjords in Alaska, College Fjord and Hubbard Glacier are hands down my favorites. Truly, there are NO words for either region. As an experienced Alaska naturalist, I urge you to move both of these sites to the Top Ten of your bucket list!
The Harriman Expedition catapulted College Fjord into the news:
Even though dozens of glaciers have been in Prince William Sound for centuries, it was the 1899 privately funded Harriman Expedition that put the region on the map. (It is
significant to note that much later in 1964, Prince William Sound made news again when it was the epicenter of the major Alaska earthquake). But notably, the Harriman one year journey was monumental on many levels. In fact, it was the expedition’s “discovery” of College Fjord that became the most outstanding geological contribution in the 20th Century. Continue reading College Fjord in Prince William Sound