Our trip to South Sawyer Glacier / Tracy Arm Fjord

We leave Mendenhall Glacier where we took in some amazing scenery on a rare mostly sunny day. Extensive Summer melting underway @ Mendenhall hints at more long term changes going on in Alaska and the Arctic. The most rapid and significant warming in the last 30 years has been in this region – leading to some surprisingly fast melting away of larger glaciers. South Sawyer Glacier for instance within Tracy Arm fjord has retreated by a mile in only five years time and 99% of Alaska’s glaciers shrinking.

By robmayeda

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