The steep hill just off my right wing (pilot’s perspective) is a lateral moraine. Glaciers are the mightiest excavators ever created. Glaciers creep out of the mountains plowing rocks and dirt hight along the lateral boundaries of the ice. This picture shows a little tiny glimpse of the strength behind these mammoth ice rivers. (For a little more info on glacial moraines see the post from Jan 11th)
I actually took this picture of Mike flying my plane while I was out skiing one day. I don’t do that often, but occasionally I can’t resist. I think this was in the month of March. Spring flying in the mountains is some of the best flying to be had. If the weather is sunny, and calm, and if it was a good snow year, we can land in some really unique, untouched places.