|Relief map. Source: Wikipedia|
|Glacier Bay National Park's highest mountain, Mt Fairweather.|
GBNP includes 9 tidewater glaciers, which mean that they calve directly into the ocean -- impressive considering they began high in the mountains, and sometimes the face of the glaciers is several miles wide.
|The glacial moraine left behind by a receding glacier|
|The long path down the valley.|
|A great image of a very steep glacier with a huge 'accumulation zone'|
|Another great way to see the glaciers is from a cruise!|
|A cruise ship sails past the face through the glacial shoal.|
|30 miles of Glacier Bay that has been created by the glaciers over the last century.|
|Glacier from glacier head at the top of the mountain to glacier foot or terminus, sometimes called the face.|
|A calving glacier -- the pattern in the water shows where it calved from and the drifting ice pieces.|
|The patterns and lines of crevasses showing the dirt collected as the glacier moves down the valley.|
|The cruise ship is dwarfed by a split glacier behind.|
|The green glacial lakes above Glacier Bay known as cirques.|
The best way to truly appreciate it's awe-inspiring ice rivers is a flight over: I took mine from Haines.
Source of information: Wikipedia 'Glacier Bay National Park', 'Tidewater glacial cycle' and 'Glacier'
|Two glaciers meet at the ocean.|