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Glaciers and Dogs

I’ve always enjoyed helicopter tours but today’s was one of the best. We landed on one glacier, flew over several others and then spent an hour or so on still another glacier where a large group of sled dogs spend the summer keeping cool and in shape for winter races.

On Colony Glacier

On Colony Glacier

It’s impossible in a photo to capture the sense of space, the magnitude of the vistas on this trip. Here’s a photo of one of the sled dog teams on the glacier, several thousand feet up in the mountains, sixty-some miles from Anchorage.

Sled dogs running

Sled dogs running on Punch Bowl Glacier

And of course there are puppies:

Sled dog pups

Sled dog pups

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