Saturday, February 28, 2009

Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier

The Glacial ice is huge. The picture with the slab frozen on top that will fall with a little melt. That slab is quite large but it looks small when compared to the Glacial ice.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Juneau and ski slope

More typical Juneau pictures and top of the ski lift.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

more glacier

here are more shops of Mendenhall Glacier. These are from inside the glacier.
I have a busy week or two and might miss a blog day on occasion. I must say that the State of the Union Speech by President Obama was great!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Inside a Glacier

These photos are inside the Mendenhall Glacier. It has been cold long enough for it to freeze enough for me to walk back into the Glacier. I tried before but got stopped by water and/or slush. Notice the man in the first photo. He is over 6 feet tall.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

old boat, fishing boat

Here are a few more pictures of the old boat and a fishing boat. We had a nice weekend in Juneau. the sun was shining and it was beautiful. I got into Mendenhall glacier twice this weekend and remembered to take my camera once. I went inside the glacial ice and took some pictures. I will get them up later this week.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

old boat

I have been watching this old boat all winter. When the tide comes in, it has been flooded and only the cabin is seen slightly above water. When the tide is out, the boat just sits on the dirt. I see there is someone trying to make it floatable again.

Typical morning

The past week, this has been what a typical morning has looked like.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More Mendenhall

We have continued to have sunny days this week and it has remained cold. It has generally been about 25 degrees but the sun causes the ice and snow to melt a bit, which causes slick road conditions. A fellow teacher tried to stop, couldn't and hit an SUV which hit a school bus. That was the talk of the school by kids today. I am just glad it was not me. You can see ice bergs in the lake too.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hills around Mendenhall

These are the hills next to Mendenhall Glacier. There are rocks beneath the snow and ice. I hiked up some of the hills to get pictures of the top of the Glacier.


here are some mountain photos

Monday, February 16, 2009

200 year old ice

Here are more pictures from sunny Saturday at Mendenhall Glacier. It was quite spectacular really.

Mendenhall Glacier, more shots

More Saturday, sunshine photos. I have probably a hundred or so. On the last set of photos, you can see some scientists walking on top of the Glacier. I thought that would be kind of great to do, but you need ropes, locating device and knowledgeable people because if you break through the snow, you are surrounded by ice.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mendenhall Glacier, Saturday

Here are a few pictures of my trip into Mendenhall Saturday. It was absolutely beautiful! Super Sunny too!

juneau misc shots

Shots of Juneau. Sunny Day yesterday but cold, 20 degrees.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Juneau, Mendenhall Glacier

We have sunshine like crazy today. It is about 20 degrees. I cross country skiied into Mendenhall Glacier and got a lot of pictures. I will download them tomorrow.
I am thinking of going back tonight to see the Northern Lights. There are few lights when skiiing on Mendenhall Lake to the Glacier, so I am thinking of returning to check it out. (These are old pictures)
Happy Valentine's Day

Juneau, random shots 2

Tired of snow so here are some old shots. Internet is up again. I cross country skiied into the Mendenhall Glacier last night. It was very dark and the sky as clear, I was able to see lots of stars. I was the only one skiing - great skiing.