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July 29th 2007
Published: August 9th 2007
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Sunday, July 29, 2007 In the morning Frank signed up for a glacier walk (crampons etc.) I declined and spent the time catching up on various things. He said the hike was interesting.
We scheduled a sightseeing flight for 6:30 pm. It was a 4 seat plane; another woman from Bethesida MD,took the flight with us. We thought the mountains and glaciers of the Wrangell- St. Elias Mountains would be interesting to see from the air. And they were. There are so many glaciers and so many mountains -- - they seemed to go on forever. The weather socked in a bit and to avoid turbulence we had to fly at a higher altitude than they normally fly. It was a great flight. We really enjoyed it.



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Views from the AirplaneViews from the Airplane
Views from the Airplane

Bridge in the middle of the river
Views from the AirplaneViews from the Airplane
Views from the Airplane

Black Glacier - - covered with dirt
View from the AirplaneView from the Airplane
View from the Airplane

There are lots of glaciers in this mountain range. The dark streaks are moraine - -piles of dirt and rocks the glacier scraps from the mountains and leaves behind as it moves.
A stream running through the glacierA stream running through the glacier
A stream running through the glacier

Eventually the stream goes underneath the glacier.
View from the AirplaneView from the Airplane
View from the Airplane

Lots of snow and ice.


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