Astral Imaging at Dogwood Ridge Observatory

Latitude: 3748'51.0" N"
Longitude:7823'41.0"W
Scottsville, Virginia 24590

 

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Alaska Trip
May 24th - June 6th, 2016
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May 31st

College Fjord

 

Heading to College Fjord

Heading to College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

College Fjord

Leaving College Fjord

College Fjord

Leaving College Fjord

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These are pictures we took on our way to and while at College Fjord. Some good information below on this area. There's no place on earth I've seen like this but then again I'm not that well traveled either :) This is a trip I have been thinking of for many years and we are so happy that we made it. I've been asked what the highlight was and to be honest there is no one point in time or place that stands out better then the other. They all are highlights and have a very special place in my memories. Most notably that my wonderful wife Marty was there to share in all this is the best part of all. One more thing off the bucket list.

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College Fjord

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College Fjord is a fjord located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound in the U.S. state of Alaska. The fjord contains five tidewater glaciers (glaciers that terminate in water), five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers, most named after renowned East Coast colleges (women's colleges for the NW side, and men's colleges for the SE side). College Fjord was discovered in 1899 during the Harriman Expedition, at which time the glaciers were named. The expedition included a Harvard and an Amherst professor, and they named many of the glaciers after elite colleges. According to Bruce Molina, author of Alaska's Glaciers, "They took great delight in ignoring Princeton."[1]

In 1964 College Fjord was the epicenter of the Good Friday earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history. It is a popular destination for cruise ships. From one place, it is possible to see eight of College Fjords Glaciers at once.

 

 

 

    
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