Monday, August 27, 2012
Hyder Alaska and the Salmon Glacier
We are driving to Summit Lake up dirt mountain road.
First we stopped to try and see bears eating sad Salmon who are fading fast after spawning.
Actually we saw a black bear on the road right before turning into the viewing area but he never showed up on the river.
The road is also an active mining road so occasionally trucks come barreling along the road.
Salmon Glacier is much bigger than the other ones we've seen. Additionally out vantage point means we get to see a lot more of the entire glacier all at once.
That pile of ice is at the bottom right of the picture is all that is left of the giant lake which fills that valley in the winter and spring.