Friday, August 24, 2012

Alaska glaciers

Alaska, what adventure we had!

 I could go on forever with various images of Alaska
but I'll end this series with two great glaciers we
had the honor of viewing.
Both part of the Harding Icefield which consists of 40 glaciers and covers
1,100 square miles.
We took a 30 minute hike out to Exit Glacier.
Very humbling.

 The other awesome glacier we visited on our boat ride
was to the Aialik Glacier.

It was HUGE ....

... and as we came closer, the temperatures grew chillier
with all the ice that had calved into the sea.

And then, remarkably ...

we spotted some kayakers who had gotten out and walked
right up to the edge of the glacier.

Risk adverse me would NEVER be that close
out of fear of it crashing down upon me!
But that didn't happen to them and they worked their way 
back to their kayaks.

So this is going to wrap up the Alaska series.


It was expansive


and beautiful.

Hope you enjoyed your journey with me.
Now it's time to get back to
the birds!

Have a great weekend, my friends!