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May 08, 2008 – Comments (6)

I am still amazed at this river.  What was it, 5 days ago that it was completely clogged with ice?  There was so much ice I was wondering how many weeks it would take to clear, yet it cleared the very next day.  There is no sense that there is a river there at all from my first picture.

Ft Laird

And today about 15 ft of ice is gone, and it broke to be carried away again within a day or two of arriving.  The icebergs that had been thrown by the trail have slide back down towards the river, so the ice front has moved back towards the river at least 10 ft, and it is considerably lower now.  Ten days ago that river was just not there.  It looked like ice on top of mud and it was soooo much lower.  I am still wondering where all the water is coming from.

The river

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 08, 2008 at 10:34 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

Looks like paradise to me.

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#2) On May 08, 2008 at 10:35 PM, EScroogeJr (< 20) wrote:

dwot, you should be working for National Geographic!

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#3) On May 08, 2008 at 11:28 PM, dwot (61.86) wrote:

I don't think so EScroogeJr...  I don't think I capture how amazing the river was.

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#4) On May 08, 2008 at 11:48 PM, FleaBagger (29.74) wrote:

You do capture some amazingness. Maybe if you have more pictures...?

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#5) On May 09, 2008 at 12:07 AM, DarkToast (50.66) wrote:

Great pictures. Nice to see some different aspects of spring.

Thanks for sharing! 

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#6) On May 09, 2008 at 1:00 AM, dwot (61.86) wrote:

It is 11:05 PM NWT time and it is still light outside...

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