This photo near Exit Glacier brings back fond memories, as it was about our only sunny day so far this summer. I usually avoid photographing in this bright, somewhat harsh light, but it was looking great to me!
As a buddy and I stood here it dawned on me that few people have ever stood on this spot. It isn’t because it is some remote, hard to reach location – it is probably less then a two mile hike with maybe a couple of angle deep glacier stream crossings.
So what makes me think few have ever stood here? Well up until just a few years ago, this spot was completely covered by Exit Glacier. It has probably been under thick ice for hundreds of years if not more.
The foreground looks like a completely lifeless environment, but there were a couple of places where tiny bits of plant life was already beginning to grow. It has been interesting to see the transition of this area over the years, although I would hate to lose the glacier!