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Hubbard Glacier

An August 2001 trip to Alaska by Dan Kenneth Phillips

Hubbard Glacier Photo, Alaska, United States More Photos
Quote: Hubbard Glacier is one of the most famous glaciers in Alaska. Many cruise ships go to this glacier to show their vacationers what a real glacier is like.

Hubbard Glacier


Viewing the glacier is a experience not easily forgotten. As one gets closer the wind picks up, the temperature drops, and one is surround by ice floes.

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Hubbard Glacier


Hubbard Glacier Photo, Alaska, United States
We came as close as 1/3 mile from the glacier. It took nearly 3 hours to see it all. It was named after Bernard Hubbard, a Jesuit priest in the early 20th century, one of the most distinguished, renowned, and fascinating figures in the history of Santa Clara University. A Jesuit priest and professor, Hubbard was a man whose vocation included faith and science, exploration and study; and his contributions benefited students, colleagues, national leaders, circumpolar peoples, and the Society of Jesus. "Half the year he was the highest paid lecturer in the world, the other half a wanderer among treacherous craters and glaciers. His annual Alaskan expeditions featured scientific observations, thrills and ...Read More

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Hubbard Glacier
Yakutat City
Yukon Canada and Eastern Alaska