As before, you may want to click on the pictures to see the whole thing. You can see the earlier parts of this journey here: Seattle; the Inside Passage; Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Hoonah; Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau; Skagway.
|Our first real view of the glacier. Note this is not the whole thing, I didn't have a wide angle lens.|
|The ice walls are 300' high. This pass is blocked in the winter - |
the glacier grows and shrinks quite dramatically through the seasons.
|The other side of the glacier. Note the debris field. Mountain remains.|
|We saw quite a bit of calving. It's LOUD.|
|A larger view of the gap.|
|I love the colors and the crags.|
|This is almost a good version of the blue. I love knowing that I am looking at time as well as space; the horizontal lines are hundreds (if not thousands) of years old.|
|I repeat, this ice wall is over 300' high. Dwarfed by the mountains.|
|The floating ice around us hissed and popped. As it melts compressed carbon dioxide is released; it's carbonated ice!|
|Leaving the glacier. You can see the debris trail in the ice to the left, the course of the glacier.|
|The world is a big place.|
(c)2014 Laura S. Packer