Category Archives: Geology

Photo of the Week – El Capitan Cave Entrance

Doug and Ben taking a peek inside the entrance to El Capitan Cave on Prince of Wales Island.

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Calder Bay Mining Operation

When entering Shakan Strait and Dry Pass from Sumner Strait to visit El Capitan Caves, one will notice a large mining operation on Prince of Wales Island. This mine has a long history of resource extraction. It was originally developed by the Alaskan Marble … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Waterfall

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Photo of the Week – Dawes Glacier

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Landslide Scars

One extraordinarily common feature of the inside passage are the scars left by numerous landslides. Visible as dramatic vertical scars of bare rock and tumbled trees on steep slopes throughout the region. Often these landslides continue directly into the water. … Continue reading

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Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

There are several options for glacier viewing in Southeast Alaska. No visit to the region is really complete without a chance to witness the raw power of nature as embodied in a tidewater glacier. The roar and rush of enourmous … Continue reading

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