Picture Postcard – Shoup Glacier

The Port of Valdez, Alaska is home to Shoup Glacier.

We kayaked to the glacier as part of a cycling trip with the company AlaskaBike. The kayaking was really easy except for a narrow passage on the return trip that spit the boats through some choppy water. All the boats made it through with no problems but it was exciting to experience a brief bit of white water.

Glaciers are constantly changing. Shoup has been both receding, exposing more land and ice calving,  creating brackish bay water. A fascinating film called Chasing Ice captures the largest glacier calving event. I’m so glad that we have had so many opportunities to see and appreciate magnificent places.


Postcard Alaska Shoup Glacier



Welcome to a new series of travel postcards that I’ll be posting twice a week. Click on the card for a larger view.