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Looking Northwest along the Desolation Valley  
   

Looking Northwest along the Desolation Valley

Western river of the Lituay Glacier outwash plain in the foreground. Desolation Lake in the top of the photo. The outburst river is most likely under the ice more or less near the base of the vegetated slope
Lituya Bay Outburst Flood - 2009

October 17th 2009
"He says Lituya Bay is full of ice and we won't be able to land." I sat in the copilot's seat in shock. The float plane was over Lake Crillon and we would reach Lituya Bay in minutes, expecting to land and begin a week of wilderness adventure. Seems the adventure was already in full swing. "I'm on the radio with another pilot and he says it was clear yesterday but today it is full of ice." I mumb ... read more
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