Monthly Archives: October 2018

Frozen Waters Nine: Washington State

July, 2018 This is my final glacier post, at least for now. We took an airplane flight from Boeing Field around Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier. Mount St. Helens has an ancient history of glaciation. When the volcano began … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Seven: Antarctica

February, 2017 Antarctica is the fifth largest continent, covering 5.4 million square miles. There are three ice sheet covering about 98% of the continent, the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Six: Chilean Fjords

February, 2017 By surface area, 80% of South America’s glaciers are located in Chile. There are five ice fields that feed the multitude of glaciers in Chile. While cruising around South America, we stopped in Puerto Montt, Chile for a … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Eight: Antarctic Islands

February, 2017 Decepción Island is the caldera of an active volcano which last erupted in 1970. Over half of the island is covered by thin glaciers. It is also covered with about 100,000 nesting pairs of chinstrap penguins. The volcano … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Five: Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

August, 2016 The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier is named for Gardiner Green Hubbard, a founder and first president of National Geographic. (This may be the most links I’ve ever had in one short sentence.) The 76 … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Four: Glacier Bay, Alaska

August, 2016 Before going to Glacier Bay, we took a train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, from Skagway to the Canadian border. The route took us between mountains where we saw several glaciers. When explored by Captain George … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Three: Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

August, 2016 While on an Alaskan cruise, we stopped in Juneau, where we decided to take a helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier with  Temsco Helicopters, Inc. This glacier has had several names over the years. The Tlingit People called it Sitangiospren (“the … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Two: Iceland

May, 2014 The 269 named glaciers in Iceland cover 11% of the land, or over 4,000 square miles. Almost every type of glacier is represented on this small island nation. All of their drinking water comes from glaciers, and it … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters One: New Zealand

February, 2014 A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice. Its own weight causes the movement. In fact, to qualify as a glacier, the ice must be thick enough to sink and move on its own weight. Glaciers form where … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twenty-Five: Wrapping Up

This is the final post in my waterfall series, that is, until I see some more. I believe there were about 70 so far. January, 2016 – The Big Island of Hawaii Akaka Falls State Park, located a few miles … Continue reading

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