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Wild Alaska - Up Close and Personal

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Presenter: Terry Gardner.

"Wild Alaska - Up Close and Personal -- the small cruise ship advantage" with Terry Gardner, travel writer for the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Dallas Morning News.

Terry will tell us about her recent trip with InnerSea Discoveries aboard a cruise ship small enough to explore the narrow passages and secluded fjords of Alaska’s rugged coastline. She'll discuss embracing the wilderness and playing outside along Alaska’s rugged coastlines. She hiked, snorkeled, kayaked and did stand up paddleboarding. She saw amazing wildlife in their own element - humpback whales bubble net feeding and lunge feeding and baby whales breaching in Icy Strait and a pack of wolves confronting a coastal brown bear on the beach at Tidal Inlet in Glacier Bay after the young bear came too close to the wolves' pups.

Breaking News! The Sierra Club's beautiful 2013 Engagement Calendar and 2013 Wilderness Calendar will be on sale for $10 ($3-$4 less than retail). These calendars are famous for their stunning nature photography, click HERE ( to see for yourself. They make GREAT holiday gifts!

Representatives will be on hand to show attendees the zippy new lithium-battery powered Coda sedan. Click HERE ( for more information about the Coda all-electric vehicle.

This free educational event is sponsored by the West Los Angeles Group of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter. Plenty of free lighted parking. Refreshments are served and there is always a lively talk accompanying the program. Feel freeto bring a friend; all meetings are open to members and non-members of the Sierra Club.