I mentioned in Juneau part 1 that I stayed in town because I was too much of a chicken to go up the mountain on the tram. Wellll, I actually got into the helicopter to ride up to Herbert Glacier for a little stroll. Not without a fairly decent amount of panic, mind you, but I went. I actually really enjoyed the helicopter and would not hesitate to do it again.
|Off we go...|
|Glacier from above|
We flew around a bit both before and after the glacier visit. The sights were spectacular!
|One of many waterfalls|
|The same dirt from the ground.|
|The blue is amazing!|
|Our ride sitting on the glacier.|
The snow had melted so there was a clear delineation between the glacier and the mountain. There is a light layer of dirt on much of the glacier.
|Evan - the pilot|
The people pictures all got a little wacky when I uploaded them here, but we all had a great time. They told us it was only about 10 degrees colder on the glacier than it was in town that day. They lied!! It was pretty darn chilly and windy up there. I think we were all so in awe of the whole thing we didn't really care.
Yep, stand right next to it, jump over it, straddle it to take a picture. We are great listeners;-)
|View looking from the glacier toward the water.|
|There are so many colors.|