Tagged With "glacier"

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Banff National Park: A hike along Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers

DrFumblefinger ·
“Lake Louise” is a name that refers to a beautiful glacial lake, a village, and a ski destination.  All of these places are in close proximity but I’ll always be using the term to describe the lake itself.  I’ve been...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, between the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and the southern end of Jasper National Park, is the Columbia Icefield. This is a large glaciated area astride the Continental Divide of North America which...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2014: Bow Glacier Falls, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thousands have trekked great distances to find the origin of the Nile River in Africa.  A few weeks ago I made a similar but much more modest quest, namely to find the origin of Alberta's Bow River.  The Bow is the dominant river in...
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Visiting Patagonia. 1) El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
  While they look extraterrestrial, those aren't flying saucers or wormholes in the sky; rather, they're some of the most unusual cloud formations I've ever seen.  The above image was captured at dusk my first night in Patagonia and it...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 13, 2014: Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Ottoman ·
    Jökulsárlón   (which literally means "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökul l ...
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Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
This beautiful mountain, with its dramatic hanging glacier, proved yet again to be just a small challenge to the TG travel detectives.  Member Andredeya was the first to identify this peak correctly (from her Romanian home nearly half a globe...
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May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
Last weekend we had some greaet weather and took a road trip near St. Mary's Glacier in Clear Creek County, Colorado. We saw this incredible frozen lake and had to stop and take some pictures. Hope you enjoy them.
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 2

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell continues his tale of visits to the Svartisdal region in Norway, and some of the potential perils of hiking around this beautiful piece of geography.
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December 7, 2016: The Calving Glacier, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Being in the right place at the right time, DrFumblefinger captured a series of images of a huge chunk of ice falling from the face of the Perito Merino Glacier in Argentina.
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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The Burgess Shale, Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park (Where Gumbo was #211)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fossil rich deposits of the Burgess Shale. These are at a newly discovered site in the Stanley Glacier basin of Kootenay National Park.
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Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail -- Banff National Park's best Short Hike

DrFumblefinger ·
If you like hikes that aren't too strenuous and filled with gorgeous views, this one should be on your bucket list.
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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Iceland's new attraction: tunnel into a glacier

PHeymont ·
As if Iceland didn't already have enough to attract tourists and keep them busy, a new tunnel, dug deep into the heart of a glacier, will open in June.    The tunnel, the world's first on an ice-cap glacier, goes into the western side of...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
In July 2006 I gave in to curiosity and realized my ambition to visit West Greenland.  I returned 6 times in the next 8 years!  I knew that about 10% of the world’s freshwater was sitting on Greenland with the capacity to raise...
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Kluane National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits remote Kluane National Park in the Yukon territory. The park is home to most of the largest mountains in Canada, including it's tallest peak, Mt. Logan. It is home to hundreds of glaciers and forms part of the world's largest non-polar ice cap.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: Pia Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares an close-up visit to massive Pia Glacier. Situated at the end of a fjord, it is one of the largest glaciers in the southern hemisphere.
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Mt. Shasta, California

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spent a lot of time enjoying the views of beautiful Mount Shasta while on a recent road-trip to California.
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December 7, 2019: Hiking the Plain of Six Glaciers

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of one of his favorite hikes, the Plain of Six Glaciers which begins at beautiful Lake Louise.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Hike in Tierra del Fuego

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger goes on his first hike in Tierra del Fuego. The area is a subpolar rainforest and the vegetation is lush.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: Glacier Alley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger cruises down the stretch of the Beagle Channel known as Glacier Alley, wherein several large and impressive glaciers extend to the sea.
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February 11, 2020: Crowfoot Glacier, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Crowfoot Glacier located beside the Icefields Parkway in northern Banff National Park.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

Travel Luver ·
The mist ads a great effect to your photos, PHeymont!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 23, 2013: Iceland's Black Sand Beach

GarryRF ·
Beautiful Photos indeed Paul. I often think travellers who choose the best weather for a vacation miss out on moments like these. I blame the TV weather forecasters who always call a Rainy Day "Bad Weather". If you don't get rain then you wont get Rainbows !
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Re: December 7, 2016: The Calving Glacier, Argentina

GarryRF ·
Nature at its finest ! The ever evolving Earth in all its glory. Sometimes - when I have seen such wonders with my own eyes - I feel like its a great privilege to witness such events. I've seen two total eclipses of the Sun in my life. I can replay them in my mind and they still amaze me.
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Re: Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Travel Luver ·
That's quite an adventure, Bob! The experience reminds me of a visit to Alaska.
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Re: Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
A lot of similarities travel luver - I was there too for 3 months - some pics on my website but yet to write up successes, failures and farragos! Because of the Gulf Stream the Arctic circle is much milder in Norway than AK, until you climb inland ! Catch yer later !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Brings back some wonderful memories! The Going to the Sun Road is one of North America's most spectacular drives. But it does get very crowded in the summer, so take your time and drink in that beautiful scenery! Glacier NP joins Waterton NP in Canada to form an International Peace Park and these two parks together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 16, 2015: Fall in Glacier National Park

Marilyn Jones ·
Beautiful photos! Makes me appreciate all over again the wonders this nation has to offer!!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

TravelingCanuck ·
Awesome pictures. I was in Waterton Park in the early 80s with work in early May before the season opened. The town site had dozens of mountain sheep everywhere. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We were about the only people other then residents there. Must certainly do another trip down that way and go across into Glacier Park as well. Thanks.
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Re: Atop the Pasterze Glacier, Grossglockner, Austria.

DrFumblefinger ·
Glad you didn't get disappear into the depths of a crevasse or get swept away by the glacial streams! Great photos, Ian, thanks!
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier(L) and Mt. St. Helens (R background). Washington state

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

TravelandNature ·
This is MY kind of Thanksgiving image. Thnx
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
I agree it's a spectacular sight not to be missed and that there's more to Greenland that just the ice sheet. 2014 will see me on my 7th month-long visit in the last 9 years. I will again hike alone from Sisimiut on the west coast to a location north east of Kangerlussuaq (something like 110 - 120 miles) and then join colleagues doing wild goose research. By all means aim to set foot on the ground there and enjoy camping in the remote arctic landscape - being alone out there is a unique...
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too. If you look at the rate of retreat of Sermeq kujalleq, 2012's big thaw and recent GRACE satellite data analysis on mass loss, I think warming is the last...
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Re: A journey around Iceland: 3) South Iceland

ThomasFennell ·
Undeniably Iceland is the most stunning place on earth and you will truly be fascinated by the clear blue lakes, natural geysers, rolling meadows, volcanic craters and abundance of wildlife. I have been lucky to have vacation in this beautiful spot when we have visited this place by the help of KosherTravelers. This place is rich with culture and history, having lots of eye catching sightseeing to visit that has truly become the amazing trip of my lifetime.
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Re: Fitzroy Massif, El Chalten, Argentina. One of the most dramatic granite peaks in the world

PHeymont ·
Could have fooled me! Looks like that one in the Rockies that was in the Gumbo puzzle...
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Re: Fitzroy Massif, El Chalten, Argentina. One of the most dramatic granite peaks in the world

DrFumblefinger ·
We're going to have to educate you about mountains, PHeymont. This is a spire of granite. The other was a pyramidal mountain made of limestone. But both are beautiful!
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

GarryRF ·
The Vikings were the first to live in Greenland - they described it as a "Green and pleasant land - with pastures and animals" Maybe when we get some serious Global Warming we'll all go back with our Cameras and the latest Frommers' Guide .... Greenland - Land of the Surfers and the 24 Hour Sun
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Former Member ·
Exactly the sort of thing that I am talking about on this other thread Please Don't Shut the Shade ! The view out the window beats the movie, every time.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for your comment, voyager. I shut the shade if it's clouded over, but I still peak form time to time. I shut the shade when we're over the ocean or if it's dark outside. But if the flight is over a scenic place, I like to study the geography and try to figure out where I am. It's interesting, often beautiful, and I enjoy it.
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Former Member ·
Dark is not the end of the show. I have seen streaking meteors flash in view. There have been times when I could see a part of the Milky Way or had a view of the Big Dipper. Over the ocean, I have seen flotillas of fishing boats off of places like Newfoundland. Even at night, you can see the lights of the boats bobbing. Once, I even saw a pod of whales in the channel off of Molokai. I peek every chance that I get. You never know what you will see.
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Re: Banff National Park: A hike along Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers

GutterPup ·
Gorgeous views and a wonderful article! Thank you.
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Re: Iceland's new attraction: tunnel into a glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
Glaciers are constantly moving, and not all parts at the same rate! Makes you wonder how they plan on keeping the tunnel safe and in good condition all the time?
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 1) El Calafate, Argentina

Mac ·
Wow Karl!! You have really upped the ante with this!! It has always been on my (our) list and your excellent report just wants me to empty the piggy bank!! I LOVE the clouds....
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