Now that truly is a mouthful. It means swine glacier – ok, pig glacier. Pig mountain frames one side of the glacier we visited today and that’s how this glacier was named. We had a guided tour on the glacier, crampons, ice axes and all. It’s incredibly hard to describe the scale of things here, especially today. It is such a vast area, it’s really hard to wrap your mind around it all.
All strapped up and ready to go. Probably couldn’t run very far in these, though.
Our group heading out into the great unknown!
This was as far into the glacier we could go with out some serious climbing and experience. I just love the shapes and the colors. Reminds me of vanilla/chocolate ice cream swirl!
Those skinny enough literally slipped through a tunnel/cave that the melt water made. It was extremely tight with twists and turns all throughout.
Say Hi Jim!!
…and here’s Jim, squirting out the end!
Finally, a word about our excursion last night in an effort to see more of the northern lights, this time at the glacier lagoon we visited yesterday. It was cold and clear to start the evening and we did have a little activity. The clouds rolled in about an hour after we got there and that pretty much did us in. However, the lagoon looked beautiful in the moonlight and with a hint of green from the aurora, it was worth it!
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