This was really a cool tour, we took a canoe up to the end of the Davidson Glacier just outside of Skagway, Alaska. On the way to the camp at Glacier Point we stoped to see this waterfall.
Then we hiked a short trail through the woods to reach this glacial river and the begining of our canoe trip.
You can see the glacier in the background and the distance we have to paddle to get to the glacier.
This is the canoe that left before us. (They ended up cheating and using their motor.)
The crazy thing about this canoe trip was the ice floating down the river. There was even ice on the shore which I had to ask about. Our guide said that on some days the glacier melts faster and the water level will be higher, then when the water level goes down sometimes large chunks of ice are left on the shore line.
Here we are closer to the end of the glacier, we were able to get out of the canoes and walk around on the debris left behind by the glacier.
As we got closer, we used the motor which left our hands free to work our camera gear.
After the glacier, we walked back through the woods to the camp. On the way we passed plenty of wild cranberries. They were very bitter, but it was neat to see them growing in the wild.
Then we stopped to see these mushrooms which we were told were so poisonous that we shouldn’t even touch them. They were really cool to look at, and very colorful as you can see.
Here is a short video of the trip:
And of course you can see more photos here.