UAS Outdoor Studies Expedition: Sea Kayaking in Glacier Bay
The group saw multiple large terrestrial animals like brown and black bears, moose, mountain goats, and wolves, as well as a variety of birds.
Date of Press Release: May 16, 2022
Nine students and two faculty in the Outdoor Studies program at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) paddled from Bartlett Cove to Muir Point and back in Glacier Bay’s East Arm over nine days, May 2-11. Over the 80-mile trip, the group enjoyed mostly blue skies and only occasional wind and rain. The group saw multiple large terrestrial animals like brown and black bears, moose, mountain goats, and wolves, as well as a variety of birds. They were also able to observe marine mammals including humpback whales, harbor porpoise, sea lions, river and sea otters, and harbor seals. Other highlights included intertidal campfires, sublime views of the lofty Fairweather Range, and the wonderful company and esprit de corps of the group itself.
The 80-mile paddle was a final requirement for students earning a Certificate in Outdoor Skills and Leadership and the first of two expeditions required for students in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Outdoor & Adventure Studies or the Program on the Environment Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Outdoor Studies.
Learn about upcoming Outdoor Studies and other fall classes at UAS by visiting our UAS Class Schedule page or by speaking to an advisor at 907-796-6100.