Glacier Bay National Park is a very rare and special place. Watching the glaciers crumble and crack is more exciting than you might think. The sound is much like a Shotgun blast that echos across the surrounding mountains.
Sometimes you have to wait several minutes between episodes and other times the glaicers seem to put on an orchestrated show of crashing ice and bizarre sounds.
While I was watching the glaciers break into the water I began to think for a moment how I was witnessing global warming right before me, but after learning more about these mighty glaciers I was surprised to learn that they have been retreating for hundreds, even thousands of years and for many miles since their discovery.
We are simply in a long cycle of heating up before cooling off that follows the cycles of our sun heating up and cooling off.
I left glacier bay national park feeling concerned about rising sea levels and how we are going to have to deal with it, but at the same time realizing that there is nothing we can do about it.