Snow or Ice?

Which scares you more? Snow or ice? Some people are afraid to drive in snow. They panic at the first snow forecast. I’ve never truly understood their panic. On snow you can get traction as long as it is not too deep. Ice or freezing rain is what scares me. But perhaps it is just … More Snow or Ice?

Cruising Glacier Bay

Do you see the dirty areas in the photo above, as if someone drove giant trucks across the ice? That’s silt from the rocks. Rocks ground as fine as talcum powder by the glacier, then carried along as the glacier moved. The aqua-blue color in the depth of the ice is caused by years of … More Cruising Glacier Bay