It was an easy hike. around a glacial lake shore, through a wildflower meadow, and along the bed of a rushing creek. But once I rounded that bend, what i saw was not what I expected.
It was one of the most stunning and gripping things I have ever seen. A massive ice cave at the foot of a glacier. Tears came to my eyes. It was unlike anything I’d seen before.
Our guide, Paul, bravely climbed up onto the ice plateau so we could get shots of him, for scale. The base of the ice was surrounded by quicksand, so a ground level shout would have been too risky, but to reach where he was standing, he had to negotiate hills of snow, covered in sand and rocks, which also could be a pile of quicksand.
Ephemeral though, this cave is. By the end of the season it will likely be gone.
Have a great weekend, and stay out of caves. 🙂