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The helicopter has just taken off for the flight to the glacier.
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What a view!
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This view is available only during a flight.
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Grandma's great view from the front seat of the helicopter.
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Grandma Bert's great view with the glacier in sight.
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A river of ice. The snow that falls becomes so thick and heavy that only blue shows in the ice and ponds that might melt during the summer.
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Only wild animals can survive here.
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Descending to the glacier.
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Landing on the glacier. Notice the bluish color of the snow.
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Grandpa Roy's view of the landing on the glacier.
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The view while standing on the glacier.
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The pilot takes a walk. Notice how blue the water is.
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The very unusual blue, the only color in the spectrum that escapes because of the weight of the snow, or so they say.
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Grandpa and the pilot explore the glacier.
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Grandpa Roy talked to the pilot about Alaska, the helicopter and the glacier.
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Grandpa wasn't certain the pilot was old enough to have a driver's license.
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Dirty blue snow.
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Grandma Bert on the glacier.
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On the glacier in Denali National Park.
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Grandma Bert heeding the warning not to walk on fresh snow. Fresh snow can cover a crevasse and once you fall in, you are there forever.
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After leaving the glacier, the pilot took another route back to the base.
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Silt can be seen filling this area. It is created by the rubbing of the glacier along the rock and soil and pushing it ahead.
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High above Denali, Grandma and the pilot sometimes saw Dall Sheep. Grandpa never saw them.
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Grandpa did see the cold, cold water of the river.
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One of several helicopters used for flights to the glacier.
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Another of the helicopters for flying to the glacier.