Posts tagged “Adventure

Tourist Time!

Heather’s Mom is in town! As such, we’ll be playing tourist for the next week. Of course, I might just take my camera to play around. Here’s from earlier today…

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PS – never you mind the miscellaneous odd-man-out thumbnail size. They’re s’posed to all be square, but I suddenly got to learn about RSS caching, and I haven’t caught up yet. (AKA, nevermind, hopefully I won’t screw it up again. Ha!)

PPS – woah – the latest version looks like it worked!  nevermind the PS if all the thumbnails look correct!


West Glacier

I am ridiculously tired, but it was oh-so-worth-it. 🙂

Today I hiked out West Glacier trail to the face of the ice. After finding the first “cave” unappealing (aka boring), I decided to head farther up the ice and around the bend to find a fairly major cave. It was long enough that daylight was blocked from the entrance, and you were left with a world of blue. This is the first image that I’ll consider a finished product. It is actually several images stitched together to look down towards each end of a bend in the cave.

Enjoy!

Click here for a larger version, or to purchase a print!


Swift Water Rescue

Yesterday, while out for a bike ride we sped by a handful of dry-suit clad students and a couple of instructors. It’s that time of year for UAS’s Swift Water Rescue course. Over the past several years, I’ve wanted to go out and get a few action shots, but for whatever reasons hadn’t seen them in action. Today I went out with camera in hand to see what I could find. It was a fairly strong rain for Juneau standards for the 2-3 hours I was out there; I was drenched, my gear was soaked, but it was a ton of fun. For spending multiple hours a day in 34˚ F water, these folks were pretty chipper!

Anyhow, take a look. We’ll see if I head out tomorrow. If I do, I’ll be sure to bring my raincoat!

UPDATE: Day 2 was much dryer (well… for me, not the students!) You’ll see an additional 10 images below. Enjoy!