In the Cold

Across the Mendenhall Lake the path through the snow leads over some icebergs and deep into a crevasse between the towering walls of the glacier’s face. I would never have been the first to venture back there, since I’ve had my fill of falling through the ice at that location, but with a clear sign of relative safety, I was happy to explore. The light on this evening was unlike any I remember seeing before because of the warm light being reflected off the mountains opposite the sun and into the shadows where it contrasted with the blue light from the clear sky. This photo from the very end of the trip exagerates that light to make the glacier seem like a castle in a wonderland of snow.

Mendenhall Castle

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