A little north of Valdez Alaska is a glacier by the name of Worthington glacier. Not sure the dimensions of the glacier but it is quite large. This photo leads into the next photos which will show photos from the hike to the side of the glacier. It is a short hike (3 miles roundtrip) and uphill(although not horribly uphill) One can somewhat make out the trail on the left side of this photo along the ridgeline. I must admit, I didn't particularly enjoy this small hike as the trail was no more than a couple of feet wide with steep drop offs on both sides. The scenery was beautiful, but unfortunately your concentration had to be all on the trail as it was just too dangerous to look at the scenery as you walked. I've been on other trails where there were drop offs on one side and there was always a cable installed to help. Not here, and with the drop offs on both sides it made me a little nervous. (Although not as bad as the lighting storm in Telluride). Still, a spectacular glacier.
Tue 23 Oct 2007 00:43
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Tue 23 Oct 2007 03:37
Your mountain landscapes, Jim, have impressed me greatly. The most part of my life was spent in the Chue Valley, surrounded with high snow-capped mountains of Tien Shan. Now I live on the plain.. But "my heart's in the highlands..."!
Tue 23 Oct 2007 05:22
Thanks Elena. I love the mountains and have been fortunate to see great ranges in this country from the Rockies, the Sierra's, the Cascades(just a small portion), the Northern Rockies, the Canadian Rockies, and some of the mountain ranges of Alaska. All are so different in colors and magnitude, as well as shape. I'm fortunate in that I live about a couple of hours from the North Georgia mountains in the US. Still can't compare to what I've seen in the western US. I'll have to look up the Chue Valley as it sounds beautiful.
Tue 23 Oct 2007 05:27
Spectacular view Jim ! I would be totally out of luck on that trail. Vertigo city !!
Tue 23 Oct 2007 10:41
It's a work noticeably outstanding from common series of mountain shots!
Tue 23 Oct 2007 10:56
Very beautiful mountain landscape ! Excellent work, Jim !
Tue 23 Oct 2007 11:20
thw wonderful mountain view, overwhelming!
Tue 23 Oct 2007 11:26
Thanks for the notes!
I would like to live near this fantastic landscape!
Well captured and presented!
Tue 23 Oct 2007 15:58
Excellent mountain landscape!