winter

If you try to drive through Canada in the winter with those tires ... alvin January 17, 2019 - 5:51am

“If you try to drive through Canada in the winter with those summer tires you’re going to end up as a statistic.”

~ A nice RCMP person, after looking at my car, March, 2011. She was very close to being right, as I got stranded for five days in Dease Lake, British Columbia.

Walking in Wasilla alvin January 3, 2019 - 7:37am

This photo of walking through a neighborhood in Wasilla, Alaska in the winter reminds me of a few walks I took here in Colorado in the last few days after our New Years snow.

The disappearing Pedersen Glacier in Alaska

The image here shows two photos of the Pedersen Glacier in Alaska. The black and white image is from 1917, and the open green field is from 2005. I found those photos in this YouTube video after viewing a short video about how warm it is in the Arctic Circle this year, where glaciers are melting during the winter instead of forming new ice.

For more information, the USGS has this page which shows many more examples of disappearing glaciers in Alaska.