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Shamrock Glacier – Alaska

Images of Shamrock Glacier – Southern Alaska, taken in July 2015.

After leaving Twin Lakes Glen, my guide and pilot, flew us to a landing on Kenibuna Lake where we hiked to the edge of Shamrock Lake and a great view of Shamrock Glacier. As nice as that view was it really couldn’t beat the view on the way in as we flew down the glacier, top to bottom! The glacier itself is not in Lake Clark National Park, although half of Kenibuna Lake is, and the view over the lake into the park was spectacular. We spent a few hours overlooking Shamrock Lake where we enjoyed the scenery and our lunch. We were not alone. No less than six black bears were in the vicinity, all feasting on the soapberries that are in abundance in the area at this time of the year. The bears only had a passing interest in us, every once in a while stopping to check to make sure of where we were and then going about the business of the day which was their soapberry harvest.
Snow and ice covered mountain peak near Shamrock Glacier
Snow and ice covered mountain peak near Shamrock Glacier
Thick glacier surrounds a rocky peak near Shamrock Glacier
Thick glacier surrounds a rocky peak near Shamrock Glacier
The sun struggles to break through the clouds near Shamrock Glacier
The sun struggles to break through the clouds near Shamrock Glacier
Gliding down over Shamrock Glacier
Gliding down over Shamrock Glacier
Looking down at the Shamrock Glacier terminus and Shamrock Lake
Looking down at the Shamrock Glacier terminus and Shamrock Lake
The rough and jagged surface of Shamrock Glacier
The rough and jagged surface of Shamrock Glacier
Shamrock Glacier viewed from the air
Shamrock Glacier viewed from the air
Looking down on Shamrock Glacier
Looking down on Shamrock Glacier
The terminus of Shamrock Glacier into Shamrock Lake
The terminus of Shamrock Glacier into Shamrock Lake
Shamrock Glacier and Shamrock Lake
Shamrock Glacier and Shamrock Lake
View into Lake Clark National Park from above Shamrock Lake
View into Lake Clark National Park from above Shamrock Lake
Black Bear on the edge of Shamrock Lake
Black Bear on the edge of Shamrock Lake
The jagged ice pinnacles of Shamrock Glacier
The jagged ice pinnacles of Shamrock Glacier
A Black Bear stops to check us out near Shamrock Glacier
A Black Bear stops to check us out near Shamrock Glacier
Shamrock Lake and Shamrock Glacier
Shamrock Lake and Shamrock Glacier
Shamrock Glacier as viewed from the shore of Shamrock Lake
Shamrock Glacier as viewed from the shore of Shamrock Lake
A Black Bear walks along a ridge near Shamrock Glacier
A Black Bear walks along a ridge near Shamrock Glacier
A Shamrock Glacier iceberg is reflected into the waters of Shamrock Lake
A Shamrock Glacier iceberg is reflected into the waters of Shamrock Lake
A Black Bear hunts for soapberries near Shamrock Glacier
A Black Bear hunts for soapberries near Shamrock Glacier
A jagged mountain peak near Shamrock Glacier
A jagged mountain peak near Shamrock Glacier