Monday, June 27, 2005

See It Before It's Too Late!

Mendenhall Glacier
Originally uploaded by DBM.
According to an article by Tom Egan in yesterday's New York Times Travel section, many tourists are visiting Alaska out of a desire to see its famous glaciers before they disappear. Some glaciers are retreating extremely fast--up to 165 feet per year in the case of the Portage Glacier, one that's no longer visible from its visitor center. Here's a photo I took of the Mendenhall Glacier in April 2004. It'll be interesting to compare it to a new one when I visit DHN in Juneau in August.