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Anybody done Hubbard Mid-May,early June?

Chance's Mom

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We were there May 25, 2005, with nearly-clear skies and a fair bit of calving - http://www.explorenorth.com/articles/alaskacruise2005/cruise2005-237-hubbard_glacier-0242c.html

Got back on June 2 this year, with nearly-clear skies again, and an amazing amount of calving - http://www.explorenorth.com/articles/alaskacruises2006/4126.html

Got close (1,000-1,500 feet?) both times, but don't recall any seals.



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Chance's Mom


It sounds as if you've been to Glacier Bay. If so, I would encourage you to try Hubbard. The glacier face is (as I recall) something like 6 or 7 miles long!


It's really impressive! Personally, I'm always sort of torn between preferring GB or Hubbard! Also, I believe Hubbard (as opposed to some other glaciers) is still advancing which should improve chances of seeing some outstanding calving.



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Was just wondering if anybody has done Hubbard Glacier early in the season' date=' prior to mid-June?... Does it tend to be gloomy there like it is in Glacier Bay?[/quote']


I don't think the gloominess was because it was Glacier Bay but because it was Alaska - weather is very unpredictable in AK. We went to GB last July (July 3) and had absolutely spectacular weather. Saw the Mt. Fairweather (one of the rare time last season up to that point, according to the naturalist on board), and had beautiful weather in Glacier Bay.

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Last year I was at the Hubbard Glacier the part part of June; of course it was cold but clea skies, there was alot of calving, it was spectacular but that is not to say that the next time I go it will be that way. Next year I will be at Hubbard glacier around the middle of May so we shall see. Just be prepared for the cold; gloves, something around your ears and if you stay out on deck a medium weight jacket. Just layer.



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