Nothing Is Constant, Except Change
Countdown Day #19
Again, this should be Countdown Day #15, but I was away and got behind in the Countdown - trying to catch up by posting 2 Countdown images per day for the next 4 days.
This image is of the Knik Glacier, which is one of the largest glaciers in southcentral Alaska. It measures over 25 miles long, 5 miles wide, and a depth of glacial ice ~200 feet deep! About 1 hour outside of Anchorage, we took a jet boat adventure down the Knik River, in the Mat-Su Valley. The mountains in the distance are part of the immense Chugach Mountain Range.
It was quite beautiful to be in the wilderness on our way out to the glacier - silence surrounded us, except for the sound of the jet engines as we propelled forward along the river. The color of the newly exposed glacial ice, so rich in deep blue color, was fascinating to see. It's funny because, when one sits and stares out toward the tongue of the glacier, it seems as though it's a welcoming place. however, the glacier and it's ice are not for the inexperienced to trek on and one must remember that it's a dynamic feature, that is always changing and adapting to conditions which surround it.
So when this weekend, if you're like me and subjected to the sweltering heat and humidity of the summer, take a peek again at this image and try to transport yourself mentally to the cold, crisp environment of the Knik Glacier.
Thanks so much for stopping by to view and for all of your comments! Have a great weekend!
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