More Harding Icefield

Ron Niebrugge Alaska, Kenai Fjords, Photos, Travel 11 Comments

Janine stopping to admire the scenery at the half-way point of the Harding Icefield Trail, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Janine stopping to admire the scenery at the half-way point of the Harding Icefield Trail, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska.

Replace the name Janine with hiker, and that is the caption that may accompany this photo one day if it is ever published.  A more accurate caption would be; Janine stopping, then moving a bit to the left, then coming a little towards me so that I can see her shoes, then turning slightly towards the mountain…well you get the idea.  She is always a great sport when it comes to posing.

Here is a better description of the Harding Icefield Trail

Janine crossing a snow field near the end of the trail.  It is hard to see in this photo, but there is acutally a big drop off 30 feet past Janine.  Notice the dirty snow - that is thanks to this winter's volcanic activity.

Janine crossing a snow field near the end of the trail. It is hard to see in this photo, but there is actually a big drop off 30 feet past Janine. Notice the dirty snow – that is thanks to this winter’s volcanic activity.

Comments 11

  1. Hey Ron,

    Now how does Janine fit inside a pack that fits on her back? 🙂

    I love the photo at the top – definitely the kind of light I call ‘Niebrugge light’.

    Cheers

    Carl

  2. Now I’m really getting excited for our backpack trip this weekend. Going up Mt Baldy in the white mountains of AZ. Great imges, Ron. They look like they should be an ad for something!

  3. Hey Janine

    If Ron can fit you inside that backpack, it sounds like the yoga must be really paying off. 🙂

    Cheers

    Carl

  4. Ron – these are great images! Looking at them is cooling me off. It’s currently very hot here in Auburn. It’s been over 100 for several days in a row. I’d love to be somewhere cool right now. Maybe we will make it down to the American River for a dine & dip tonight. Had to postpone our plans last night, due to a raging fire near where we were going. In fact, I think I may hear another Borate Bomber right now. It’s the season!

    Cheers & keep cool!
    Sherri

  5. Hey Ron & Janine
    Great Pictures, was that a NORTH FACE back pack? Cabelas?, Patagonia, High Sierra? Swiss, somebody needs to get in those pics.
    Good Luck DB

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    Thanks a lot everyone!

    It sure is nice to be hiking in the snow and shorts! Can’t beat that kind of weather.

    I feel you pain Sherri! We have had plenty of smoke here as well.

    Ron

  7. So what was the temp in crossing that snow field? Both images communicate the experience of being there so well – as usual Ron.

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    Thanks Mark!

    It seemed pretty warm, but it was probably only 70 at the warmest, maybe less. The sun reflecting off the snow sure makes it feel much warmer.

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