In Yakutat and Disenchantment Bays lies the mammoth Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska. Defying global warming, Hubbard Glacier continues to advance, causing geologists to predict that it will ultimately dam the Russell Fiord from Disenchantment Bay waters.
Equal to the size of six Yellowstone Parks, Wrangell-St. Elias is the largest U.S. national park. But being the largest isn't the only thing that sets this place apart. Marvel at the collection of peaks extending beyond 16,000 feet, the ever-shifting glaciers, and the gorgeous wilderness.
It's not Southern California, but relatively warm water makes surfing possible off the coast of Yakutat. There's no guarantee surfers will experience big waves, but the magnitude of the surrounding landscape makes the potential worth the effort.