The first few pictures are from Icy Bay, one of the most spectacular places I've ever seen.
|The mighty Mt. St. Elias (5,489 m)|
|The top of Mt. Wrangell, a massive ice-covered shield volcano|
Hubbard Glacier is one of the very few advancing glaciers in Alaska and indeed the whole world. If the advance continues, it threatens to close of an entire fjord and turn it into a lake. We expect that to happen (at least temporarily) in the next few years. But not this year, apparently. The gap at Gilbert Point is much wider than it usually is this time of the year. It's possible that this is attributable to much warmer than usual ocean water in the Gulf of Alaska.
|The gap at Gilbert Point|
|Dirt-covered glacier ice advancing onto a glacial outwash plain|
|Snow runnels, higher up on the glacier|
|The Burrough's Glacier in Glacier Bay is a left-over from the collapse of a large ice field that has occurred during the past 250 years. It is a remnant glacier the last of which will quickly disappear.|
|Beautiful blue supraglacial lake. Melt is earlier than usual this year with record May temperatures.|
|The Bagley Icevalley|
|This lake has filled, clearing the ice, and then drained, leaving clean ice exposed|
|The Kennicott Glacier by McCarthy with the beautiful Stairway Icefall, which must be one of the highest ice falls in the world.|
|A rockfall on the West Fork Glacier in the Alaska Range. It happened during the 2002 Denali Fault Earthquake.|
|Mt. Blackburn and the Kennicott Glacier|