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A hiker treks over cracking ice fissures of Mendenhall Glacier. Locals are drawn to explore newly exposed ice tunnels as the glacier retreats. The face of the glacier is an active calving zone. Ice near the face of the glacier is also weaker and can be treacherous due to the continuing movement.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Tongass_National Geographic magazine_7/2007