Long Shadows and a Sierra Vista from White Mountain
It may not have gotten as much snow as its western neighbor, the Sierra Nevada , from California's epic winter but the White Mountains still had enough snowpack to make certain parts of it impassable even in late June. And as always it has some spectacular views from 11,000 feet.
I learned on this trip that blue color in the glacial ice is best seen when it's not getting direct sunlight. This is very evident in this picture. Harvard glacier was by far the biggest tidewater glacier we saw, at least where the glacier touched the water. The part of the glacier that was in the water was at least twice the length of our cruise ship. Quite a sight to behold.
You may ask how a fjord in Alaska gets the name 'College', well it happens when a railroad baron burns out and decides to explore the last frontier to unwind. But he can't go by himself so he brings the best naturalists and scientists he knows with him, and after discovering this fjord filled with glaciers they decide to name them all after the colleges they and their wives attended.