, 2022-12-14 13:15:00,
It’s one of the local landmarks that I still hadn’t checked out so I couldn’t refuse.
BHPian AKTransAM recently shared this with other enthusiasts.
This one is from a few years ago, and showed up in my FB memories and reminded me of a fun day. When a friend calls you out of the blue and asks if you want to play hooky in his 50’s vintage Cessna, you say yes (as an aside, the Cessna is actually more fuel-efficient than my 77 Trans-Am that’s in the 1st pic). He was about to fly up to the Juneau Icefield since he hadn’t removed the skis from his Cessna yet and wanted to do one last trip up there before removing them. I let the boss know I was taking off from the office and left work for the day. I hadn’t been up there yet, so figured it’d be fun.
Since Wikipedia can describe things much better than I can:
“The Juneau Icefield is an ice field located just north of Juneau, Alaska, continuing north through the border with British Columbia, extending through an area of 3,900 square kilometres (1,500 sq mi) in the Coast Range ranging 140 km (87 mi) north to south and 75 km (47 mi) east to west. The icefield is the source of many glaciers including the Mendenhall Glacier and the Taku Glacier. The icefield is home to over 40 large valley glaciers and 100 smaller ones. The Icefield serves as a tourist attraction with many travellers flown in by helicopter for quick walks on the 240-to-1,400-metre (790 to 4,590 ft) deep ice and the massive, awe-inspiring moist…
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