Photo Friday: Camping in Tracy Arm Fjord

by | May 5, 2017

This week’s Photo Friday brings you the “Glacier in Your Grill” campsite setup from my 2016 kayak trip into Tracy Arm Fjord, part of the Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness Area just south of Juneau, Alaska. After finding a relatively flat spot to pull our kayaks out of the water and hauling them as high as possible to avoid losing them to swells caused by glacial calvings, we picked this little flat spot amidst the strewn rocks. Less than a mile away, the North Sawyer Glacier rose 12+ stories out of the fjord, constantly casting ice into the water. Throughout the night, we could hear the thunder of ice crashing into the sea.

I managed to capture one of the biggest events that we witnessed that week on film. Check out my Kayaking Tracy Arm Fjord guide to see the video and how to do it yourself!

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About The Author


Born a New Yorker and raised a New Englander, I always dreamed of going west after college in search of adventure and the outdoors. I found it in my new home in Juneau, Alaska during a year-long volunteer program after graduation. A year came and went, but I wasn't ready to leave the great white north. Four years later and still in Juneau, I decided to take another leap of faith and start Landscapes on the Run: Sustainable Adventure Travel.

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