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Illuminated ice

 

Kaitlyn McAvoy

Sunny skies illuminated the majestic LeConte Glacier on Sunday. Local jet boat operator Breakaway Adventures led its first trip of the year to the enormous glacier with about 14 passengers. Since last summer, Breakaway Adventures owner and this weekend’s boat captain Eric Yancey, said the center portion of the face of the glacier has pushed forward about 200 to 300 yards. Once warm weather creeps into LeConte Bay, that ice will begin to break off from the glacier and join the other many bright-blue icebergs scattered in the water. Besides stunning views of the glacier, icebergs and scenery along the day trip, passengers were welcomed by several sightings of harbor seals.

Sunny skies illuminated the majestic LeConte Glacier on Sunday. Local jet boat operator Breakaway Adventures led its first trip of the year to the enormous glacier with about 14 passengers. Since last summer, Breakaway Adventures owner and this weekend’s boat captain Eric Yancey, said the center portion of the face of the glacier has pushed forward about 200 to 300 yards. Once warm weather creeps into LeConte Bay, that ice will begin to break off from the glacier and join the other many bright-blue icebergs scattered in the water. Besides stunning views of the glacier, icebergs and scenery along the day trip, passengers were welcomed by several sightings of harbor seals.


 

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