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© Deb Larson

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SONY A900; f/9; 1/200 sec.; ISO-200; 150 mm; Sony 4 – 5.6 70-400 SSM Lens.

Taken on 9-14-2009 from the paved lookout at mile 101.7 of the Glenn Highway. Matanuska Glacier is a valley glacier and is located in the heart of the Chugach Mountains. It is 27 miles long by 4 miles wide and is the largest glacier in the United States that is accessible by car. Some 18,000 years ago, the glacier stretched all the way to the Palmer area. The meltwater drains into a stream which is the source of the Matanuska River. This is an active glacier that expands around a foot a day. An unusual feature of the glacier is the presence of a weather hole (an area/location that receives calmer weather than the surrounding area … thunderstorms often miss, or near which approaching storms often dissipate) making the weather unusually clear and sunny.

Information gathered from the The Milepost – Alaska 1995 edition and Wikipedia via the internet on 10-02-2009.


  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    Wow – - – a spectacular view!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!

  • Hi Lori … THANKS SO VERY MUCH my friend … really appreciate your kindness!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • worldtripper
    worldtripperover 5 years ago

    OOOHHHH WOOOOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oh your very kind comment Works for me!! THANK YOU!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, Rick and Deb. xo

  • Hi Lori THANKS SO VERY MUCH my friend!! (This is one of the many shots that I took while Rick and I went on our spontaneous road trip to Haines, AK). Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • msjinney
    msjinneyover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture of a beautiful place!

  • THANKS SO VERY MUCH Jinney, much appreciated!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonover 5 years ago

    Wow awsome vista !!!

  • *THANKS SO VERY MUCH Viking60, much appreciated!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    Oh God, I have been here and it is so wonderful to see this magnificent glacier in it’s autumn glory. It is a golden beauty Deb, fabulous work. I love it!

  • Hi Sharon THANKS SO VERY VERY MUCH my friend for your kindness … it’s greatly appreciated!! The fall colors this year were the best they’ve been in some years … we were absolutely amazed by the color that we found while on our ‘spontaneous’ road trip. (Do you remember what time/season of the year it was when you visited this glacier?). Thanks again my friend Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • x- pose
    x- poseover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!!

  • WOW … THANKS SO VERY MUCH for your visit and kindness, it is truly appreciated!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • brimellor1
    brimellor1over 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!! Glorious autumnal colours and light!!

  • Hi Brian *THANKS SO MUCH for the visit and your kindness, it is greatly appreciated!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 5 years ago


  • Hi Paul THANKS SO VERY MUCH … your kindness is greatly appreciated!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

  • lallymac
    lallymacover 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot – I love autumn :)

  • THANKS SO VERY MUCH lallymac for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment, it is truly appreciated!! Take Care ~ Deb ~ ☺

    – akaurora

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