Mike and I transported a glaciologist and a super cub load of equipment up onto the South side of the Chugach range. The glaciologist are tracking the movement of the fastest moving glacier in Alaska. The toe of the glacier is advancing nearly 100 feet per day. We set up three separate GPS monitors that will record the movement of the ice as it heads downhill. The long pole with the flag on the end is to help locate the station if it gets buried in snow during the summer. That might be hard to believe, but poles as long as 25 feet have gotten buried out of sight during the winter months. There is a fine line between Summer and Winter at 9000′ in the Chugach mountains.
As we were setting up the station a small portion of ice fell from a vertical face and I was able to get a picture … it was more than 2 miles away and it was still impressive.