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Taku Glacier
posted by John : September 10, 2011


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After a morning of mildly successful fishing my cousin suggested we go on an adventure. Sure, why not? I'm always up for an adventure.

A helicopter ride? Hmm... I always figured my first ride in a whirly bird would be in a stretcher flying off a mountain. But if my father was up for it, I'd go, too. I guess.

So off we went. Yup, there's Juneau.

There's Gastineau Peak that we climbed last year.

Oh, and yeah. There's the Mendenhall Glacier that we've seen so many times.

But we weren't stopping at the Mendenhall. Nope.

We were headed for the Taku Glacier. Big deal, right? Yeah. It's the thickest glacier in the world at over 4,800 feet and it's 57 miles long. Even more amazing: It's still advancing.

It's coming right at us!

Well, if you stood there for a long time. It's only moving 17 meters a year.

Needless to say, it's big.

Needless to say, just look at the pictures. Words can't capture it.

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