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Friday, March 19, 2010

Exit Glacier - Alaska


Yesterday's post about San Antonio took place in August of 2005 and it was 113 degrees F...The above post also takes place in August of 2005...three days later. I arrived home after days of above 100 temperatures in Texas and told my wife that we were going to Alaska! Within 2 days...we had the fights booked and were on our way...totally unplanned but WOW...what a trip.

"Exit Glacier" is pushing through to Seward Alaska...the final barrier before reaching the Gulf of Alaska. To stand here and see the enormous ice flow inching itself towards the sea is a vision I will never forget. Ever so often one hears a bolting crack of what sounds like thunder...actually it is the ice giving way as it moves on slowly.

I have seen the wonders of nature manifested in flowers, in thunderstorms, landscapes, seasons of the year...but never....never so bold as this.

Alaska is the most beautiful untouched wilderness I have ever had the privilege to view. For this Midwest boy...it was a wonder to behold.

Dan

16 comments:

Suicide Barbie said...

Magnificent! Nature truly does gift us with boundless wonders.

The Muse said...

The last frontier!

Loved hearing about the whirlwind trip ! I bet your love was delighted!

nowimagrownup said...

Gorgeous. I'd love to visit. I bet the views are breathtaking. :)

DawnTreader said...

That's really going from one extreme to another... Beautiful scenery!

septembermom said...

I would love to visit Alaska. That view is breathtaking.

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

Sunny said...

Awesome. Alaska has always been on my wish list of places to visit.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Yes S. Barbie...It makes it worthwhile to get up in the morning just to see what is out there.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Muse...often the unplanned trips re the best!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I love your new blog...very nice look.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...it was quite a shock to the system but welcomed!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...It is like nothing else in the U.S....truly places remain of unspoiled wilderness.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Ruma...thanks for stopping by again and leaving a comment...I appreciate. it.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I hope you make it there someday...you will not regret it.

Dan

shabby girl said...

There's my dream place! I will get there! I promise me. Such a magnificent place.
I used to send away for the tourist magazines just to dream myself into the photos!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...it is well worth the trip...even to cruise up there. When we stayed in Seward...the cruise ships docked there and the passengers we spoke to had a fantastic experience as well.

Dan