Photo Essay Page   Home     Help   Index     Login
Mount Blackburn - South Aspect # 10384

Below is a description of the photograph you were looking for, and the circumstances surrounding the photo.
Date: 2006.08.09
Vantage Point: From S of the peak near Packsaddle Island

Caption: The south side of Mount Blackburn and the Kennicott Glacier. If you look right from the summit there is a second summit, then a larger drop, and then a third high point which is called Rime Peak. Using the scale on Topozone the glacier is about 3 to 3.5 km across.

PhotoDescr: Yet another photo from the "most wanted list", and one can see why. This is a large prominent mountain with much glaciation, feeding many glaciers, not to mention the Nabesna Glacier to the north (other side) which is one of the longest glaciers outside of Greenland and Antarctica. I put another NPS photo of Blackburn from the north side showing some of Nabesna.

Because I have been out all summer with a broken leg this is the best I can offer the site, and hopefully next year I can actually still hike and get out. I was told my break was quite bad and will have side effects. I will have to walk with a cane for a while after the 6-week cast period, and apparently they said I will probably get arthritis in my ankle, fun. Get me the Lakoda.....

To see the full size photos you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)