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Dan Drost | all galleries >> July 2010 Trips - Glacier Bay NP, Chena Hot Springs, Denali NP & Togiak NWR, AK >> July 2010 Trip - Gustavus & Glacier Bay Natl Park, AK >> Glacier Bay National Park Trip Notes > Brown Bear
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Brown Bear

We continued to cruise north and found a single Brown Bear, eating plants, along the shoreline near Goose Cove. We were able to photograph him for a period of time as he ate various grasses and plants, rolled on his back a couple of times for a good scratch, and generally ignored us. He also looked like he had been in a fight since he had a number of scratches across his back.

Here is a photograph of the Brown Bear.

We continued to cruise north into Muir Inlet. The weather started to quickly fog up and a light drizzle began to fall. We stopped in front of McBride Glacier to take several photographs of the Icebergs and McBride Glacier, then turned and cruised south to anchor in the mouth of Wachusett Inlet for our first night.

On the morning of July 6th, we pulled anchor, and cruised south down the Muir Inlet to leave the East Arm and head over to the West Arm. The weather continued to remain foggy with occasional drizzle. We entered the West Arm and cruised into Tidal Inlet looking for wildlife but found only a few Bald Eagles. We continued cruising north and observed three Brown Bears on the beach in a small bay just north of Tidal Inlet. The weather had deteriorated to steady drizzle and heavy fog, so were not able to photograph the three Brown Bears.

We continued to cruise north around the back side of Composite Island, through the Russell Cut and up into Tarr Inlet, where we anchored in a cove just south of Margerie Glacier, for our second night.

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