Thursday, May 30, 2013
i had a great birthday and another wonderful paddle with friends! it had been too long since we were all paddling in front of a glacier and it's just such a great feeling out there. the ice, the calvings, the sounds of all that ice shifting inside the glacier. hard to tell how far it's receded. i've been looking at old photo's today and they advance and recede. we all had a tough time remembering 10 years ago but we do remember quinton climbing a big rock that seemed to be right in front of ice that we were climbing around on. we thought we found the rock, but that part of the glacier is far back now.
remember a paddler out in ketchikan was hypothermic and in that state he convinced himself he would make a long crossing much quicker if he got out of his kayak and swam to shore...he died. the cold waters of alaska are not to be taken lightly nor is the weather.