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2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 28 - Glacier Bay - 3 - Johns Hopkins Glacier

2019 - HAL Alaska Cruise - 28 - Glacier Bay - 3 - Johns Hopkins Glacier

ms Noordam visited two Glacier Bay glaciers. The first one, Johns Hopkins.
Took a kazillion photos but I will post two from each.

Johns Hopkins Glacier is a 12-mile (19 km) long glacier. It’s approximately 1-mile wide, 250 feet high at the terminus, and 200 feet deep at the water line. The glacier flows down the main valley at 3,000 feet per year, or about 8 feet per day.

It begins on the east slopes of Lituya Mountain and Mount Salisbury, and trends east to the head of Johns Hopkins Inlet.

It was named after Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 by Harry Fielding Reid.

It is the only advancing tidewater glacier of the Fairweather Range.

The black material in the ice is called moraine, soil and rock the glacier has scraped off of the surrounding mountains as it makes its way to the terminus at the water’s edge.

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Photo taken @ S on 19 September 2019 (© Ted's photos - For Me & You / Flickr)

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