Sunday, January 07, 2007

I thought I would post a few more pics of the Mendenhall Glaicer from the view of a helicopter. From the airport lifting off you have the typical glacier view of the town of Juneau with the glacier in the background. As you get closer, you notice the stark difference between the green, grassy mountains and the whiteness beyond. Higher up the glacier, there's no way to tell that its the middle of summer! And then out of nowhere, this little "City" shows up, 12 miles in. It's very surreal and beautiful. In the last pic with the dogs if you look closely you can see a tiny red helicopter, they are coming and going all day to drop off tourists. It gives you a sense of the scale of the mountains surrounding the camp. In that same picture there are piles of snow at the base of the mountain. Those are avalanche piles--there are avalanches going off constantly, and you get used to the constant rumbling. Getting buried definitely crossed my mind once or twice!


Blogger Donna said...

Wow, those pics are incredible. The size of the helo in the last one helped put the surroundings in perspective. Very neat.

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