Nature December 20, 2017
This Hidden Spot In Alaska Is Unbelievably Beautiful And You’ll Want To Find It
Tracy Arm Fjord near Juneau is so gorgeous, you won’t believe it’s actually a real place. This fjord, 45 miles south of Juneau and is in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, a congressionally designated wilderness area. With aquamarine water, striking rock faces, and bright blue skies, you will agree that this hidden spot, although hard to get to, is unbelievably beautiful.
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Tracy Arm Fjord is a south of Juneau and 70 miles north of Petersburg in southeast Alaska. The fjord is 30 miles long and more than one fifth of it is covered in ice.
This hidden spot is most commonly accessed by sea on a cruise ship, a locally chartered boat, or float plane. You can easily head here for a day trip from either Juneau or Petersburg.
The fjord is located off of Holkham Bay and next to Stephens Passage inside the Tongass National Forest. The southeast Inside Passage is extremely rainy and lush, producing bright green hillsides.
This hidden spot is alive with glaciers, waterfalls and animals. You'll head will constantly be turning to see the new, exciting feature at every turn.
The wildlife in the area includes black and brown bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, and a variety of birds. The harbor seals can be seen playing, splashing, hunting and resting on the ice bergs in the area.
Great walls of ice rise out of the ocean and create dramatic effect. As ice falls off the glacier into the ocean, called calving, the giant crashes are humbling to witness.
Great walls of granite also rise of the ocean, an amazing site as you cruise along on the water.
Tracy Arm Fjord is also a hidden spot where coral flourishes under the water. The coral called P. pacifica is a deep water coral that can survive in the cool waters here much closer to the surface, a unique feature that brings researchers from around the world.
So run away to Juneau to sneak off to the Tracy Arm Fjord, an incredibly beautiful part of Alaska tucked near the capital in the Tongass National Forrest.
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