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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Glacial Collapse - Sunny Day at Valdez Glacier

As I mentioned in my previous two posts - we went back to Valdez Glacier in our kayak a second day.  It was much warmer, sunny, and there was a lot more melting going on.  While walking on the glacial moraine, we heard some big splashes back in the area of the ice caves, so we thought it would be interesting to go investigate.  Paddling along, we saw a number of new (within the past hour) icebergs floating along in the fjord near the entrance to the ice caves.  We cautiously ventured a little bit further and discovered a couple of huge chunks of ice had dislodged from the entrance of our most recently visited ice cave!  Yikes!  Joe made a short video of the scene:

1 comment:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Love the audio on this one. You are so diplomatic about your misgivings. :-)