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Most impressive is the way Kelley captures the glacier’s immensity and the surrounding landscape’s rugged and raw beauty…if you haven’t been, this book will surely make you want to visit. – Alaska Magazine Book Review October 2017
Across the gray-green sweep of Mendenhall Lake, a glacier of the same name rises: a great frozen river thirteen miles long, winding out of the massive Juneau Icefield. Cradled between jagged peaks, it grinds a sinuous path downhill, pulled by gravity and the weight of ice. – Nick Jans
Local Time – Page 39 Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier
Summer gives way to autumn. As the crowds by the visitor center dwindle, cottonwoods and willows glow, their colors shimmering in the lake. Bright, sun-warmed days alternate with brooding mist and rain; the cries of geese and cranes echo down the sky. Spawning salmon swirl in the creeks, and the bears shift into overdrive, foraging almost nonstop. Days shorten. As cold rains pelt from a lowering sky, leaves fade and fall. The land settles inward; its breathing slows. Snow dusts the mountains, then vanishes—but as the season progresses, the snowline creeps ever downward. High on the icefield, the first big snows have already fallen. The lake freezes around its margins; slush ice whispers down the river, clumps in eddies. One clear morning, the lake is sheeted with ice, and the wind falls hard from the north. The dark, cold dream of winter descends.
Hardcover • Photos by Mark Kelley • Text by Nick Jans • Published by Mark Kelley Photography, 1st edition • Printed in Canada • Gold winner of a IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award • Finalist Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards • ISBN-13: 978-1880865606 • 80 pages • Size: 8.5 x 6.5 inches • over fifty color photos • $15.95
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