Hubbard Glacier – Nature’s Phenomenon

 

Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is always a BIG surprise–just like College Fjord or Africa’s Victoria Falls.  Even though I was raised in Alaska within a day’s boat ride of Hubbard, I never heard about it until I became an adult Alaska naturalist.  But, Wow!  What a spectacular, active, overwhelming, monstrous (any more superlatives you choose) experience.

Hubbard Glacier - Hubbard Glacier
Hubbard Glacier

This dramatic glacier rests north of Juneau at the terminus of Disenchant-ment Bay and near the little village of Yakutat.  Tglinkit Indians have inhabited the area for over 800 years.  Compared to many other glaciers, Hubbard is NOT receding.  And this growth brings continual geological changes to the region.  Because of these changes, Hubbard Glacier claims several world distinctions.  Continue reading Hubbard Glacier – Nature’s Phenomenon