Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Glaciers -- Fox and Franz Josef

Geology on a massive scale! Imagine the power that carved these steep glacial valleys.
And, on a more detailed level, the glacial ice carved the rounded, intricately patterns rocks that litter the valley floors.

Mike and Madeline scampered right up to the base of the now retreating Fox Glacier.
While at Franz Joseph, the current glacier is a fair trek up the valley. We lacked the time necessary to fully explore this one.
Justine and Karen enjoyed the walk
as did Shirley.
We were left with a sense of awe and insignificance at the power of ice.

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