Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 16 – A Walk on the Cool Side

Today we experienced the Athabasca Glacier up close and personal!  We rode a snow bus with soft eight-foot tall tires very slowly, down onto the glacier. 

  There were glaciers on all sides of us and the air was cool.  By definition a glacier must be 25 acres in size, 100 feet thick and moving.

  There was a small stream carrying the snowmelt from the glacier.  We were told that as glaciers move they carve u-shaped valleys, leaving moraines of rock and debris as they recede.  It was an awesome experience! 

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