WPC – Tracy Arm, Alaska


This week’s Photo Challenge is Extra, Extra ….

The highlight among many special places visited over the past 3 weeks in the Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Inside Passage was Tracy Arm.

Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau, named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy. It is located about 72 km south of Juneau within the Tongass National Forest. Tracy Arm is the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, designated by the United States Congress in 1980.

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness contains 2,643.32 km2 and consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm. Both fjords are over 48 km long and one-fifth of their area is covered in ice. During the summer, the fjords have considerable floating ice ranging from hand-sized to pieces as large as a three-story building. During the most recent glaciated period, both fjords were filled with active glaciers.

This image was taken on our approach to the Glaciers … everything that day was special but particularly the light reflected from the overcast and the drifting fog layers through the surrounding fiord mountains.

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