National Geographic : 1966 Jul
Wilderness brain trust, distinguished visitors discuss Glacier Bay's first lodge, at Bartlett Cove. Alaskan Congressman Ralph J. Rivers (left), Secre tary of the Interior Stewart Udall, project supervisor Forrest D. Newcomb, author Hartzog, and chairman Wallace E. Stegner confer during last sum mer's tour by the National Park Service Advisory Board (page 4). Accessible only by plane or boat, the monument's 3,600 square miles lie between Alaska's winding Inside Passage and the open Pacific. 74 Welcoming visitors, the celebrated Chilkat troupe performs outside their totem-decorated theater in Port Chilkoot, Alaska. Dancers include Eski mos, Aleuts, and Canadi ans as well as Chilkats, once one of the most war like of Tlingit tribes. Jagged river of ice, the Margerie Glacier grinds seaward in Glacier Bay National Monument on Alaska's panhandle. With sharp cracks and rum bles, huge chunks break off, or "calve," like the berg in foreground. A Park Service boat takes Secretary Udall and his party between the ice berg and the glacier.