Heavy cornices on Byron Peak
Hoofing it across a thin layer of ice on Portage Lake
Soon, the glacier came into view. It had ovbiously receeded since last year.
Kiliak's first glacier!
The ice was criss-crossed with cracks. We tested the thickness of the ice often.
Pounding a hole in the ice to check thickness and to confirm a second, submerged layer of ice that was continuous throughout the lake.
"Screw it, lets just go!!!"
After a hair-raising run across the particularly thin spot, we reached the southern shore without getting wet.
Portage Glacier trip a year before this one