On water and land with forest rangers in the Tongass National Forest.

A final blush of pink marks the end of the day at Dawes Glacier. Since the naturalist John Muir visited Endicott Arm in 1880, Dawes Glacier has retreated dramatically leaving a landscape almost devoid of vegetation in a dramatic sign of the planet's changing climate.
A final blush of pink marks the end of the day at Dawes Glacier. Since the naturalist John Muir visited Endicott Arm in 1880, Dawes Glacier has retreated dramatically leaving a landscape almost devoid of vegetation in a dramatic sign of the planet's changing climate.
Sean Rielly monitors the solitude on a beach near Sanford Cove.
Sean Rielly monitors the solitude on a beach near Sanford Cove.
Liz Gifford hikes through waist -high grasses to reach the interior.
Liz Gifford hikes through waist -high grasses to reach the interior.
Lifting a branch to get a closer look, Liz Gifford identifies a lichen specimen.
Lifting a branch to get a closer look, Liz Gifford identifies a lichen specimen.
Morning fog on Bushy Island.
Morning fog on Bushy Island.
Sean Rielly watches from shore as a tour boat makes a run by Dawes Glacier.
Sean Rielly watches from shore as a tour boat makes a run by Dawes Glacier.
Sean Rielly and Liz Gifford break camp and prepare to leave the Glacier.
Sean Rielly and Liz Gifford break camp and prepare to leave the Glacier.
Low tide on Harbor Island reveals starfish.
Low tide on Harbor Island reveals starfish.
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