What’s it like to walk on a glacier? Is the ice slippery? Are there big crevasses that will swallow you up, never to be seen again? How cold is it? Do you need to be decked out like an Arctic explorer? If you’re a baby boomer asking these questions, do I have an adventure cruise excursion for you. And, it’s far different from the typical helicopter glacier landing that most boomer cruisers to Alaska experience.

Alan and I have had our share of glacier encounters. We’ve watched from the deck of Seven Seas Mariner as a large chunk of ice calved from Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier sending a gigantic spray of water into the air. In New Zealand, we walked through a temperate rain forest to view the terminal moraine at Franz Josef. We paddled a canoe for a close-up inspection of Davidson Glacier near Skagway, Alaska. But our InnerSea Discoveries cruise excursion to Baird Glacier in southeast Alaska surpassed them all.

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