Once the helicopter landed on top of the Mendenhall Glacier, the guide helped me to put on crampons. Crampon is spiking footwear designed for ice climbing. During the two-hour trekking, I saw blue caves, blue ponds, blue rivers, blue waterfalls, and other glacier distinguishing features. It was once-of-a-lifetime experience I will never forget.
This bluish glacier is 250 years old. It looks not clean as normal ice field. Because over the course of the centuries, rocks and dirt has accumulated on the surface along the way.
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photoray (10247) 2014-07-17 7:10
Attractive up close view of Mendenhall Glacier, witnessing Nature's creation of white accented with purples, blues, browns, etc.
I have to think, this is not snow left behind recently nor only a few weeks, but as stated, centuries.
Certainly a worthy masterpiece.
Thanks for sharing,
ikeharel (52433) 2014-07-17 9:44
250 years is not so old glacier, considered to be a "young" ice-river.
Beautiful journey, intriguing trek, on earth...
Blue is evidently the true color of ice.
Stunning picture, well done.
abmdsudi (39716) 2014-07-17 14:47
A good show of ice frontier which gives some real interest although it looks a bit surreal and abstract but what an amazing shot almost a mountain range in itself definitely it is not so easy to skate or walk on. An incredible view of the ice and the distinctive cold blueness as indication of its age and seemingly untouched surroundings. A scene must have been great to see with your own eye and as a photograph it has marvellous features too. Great that you kept your steady grip on the camera, this is indeed a sight to remember from an impressive location. What a fascinating earthscape!!
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-07-18 4:14
Tiffany, I really like the layers of soft colors and your very informative note!!
also a nice contrast with the dark rock to the left!!
Cricri (101513) 2014-07-18 11:07
Un endroit insolite, merveilleux a voir , sa texture et ces couleurs, belle présentation
Silvio1953 (116071) 2014-07-22 10:20
Ciao Tiffany, great view of fantastic glacier, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio