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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Alaska - Taku Glacier

Motion sickness aside, the aerial view of Taku Glacier was well worth the trip. It's difficult to appreciate how big these massive frozen rivers are. Taku Glacier is 57 miles long, and a part of the Juneau Ice Field. In 1883, it was called Schultze Glacier and later in 1890, it was called Foster Glacier, but over time, the local tlingit word, "Taku" was used for both the river and the glacier.

Peaceful reminiscence

1 comment:

JohnnyG said...

When I saw this I thought of Crater Lake being put into a freezer...then I thought of being frozen deep within, spiraling to my destination at a glacial pace...

...what a great way to spend time with the ones you love!