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April 25, 2007



Holy cow! Seriously.

Also: shorts on a glacier?!


agreed: what is the deal with the shorts on the glacier?

also, i hope you had extra socks. i know i sound like mom, but geez!


I really appreciate the outpouring of concern that I've received via comments and email regarding the wet feet, and in particular the shorts. I feel that most of this concern is predicated on a (not entirely unfounded) assumption that I am perhaps less than capable of making decisions regarding my wellbeing.

That's true!

But really, I was wearing shorts because it was a very nice warm day. Franz Josef is a low-altitude, temperate glacier only like a mile from the beach, surrounded by rainforest. There are only 3 glaciers in the world that flow through rainforest (Fox, Franz Josef and one in Patagonia), and it's pretty rare to get one in temperate latitudes flowing at sealevel. That's yet another thing that's awesome about the place. So it's not like I was in Greenland or something. It was a bit breezy, but only cold when you actually touched the ice.

And the shoes and socks were provided by the helihike company.. our feet were already pretty wet anyway from wading through glacial streams and stuff.

So dont fear for me! I only lost a couple toes!


id also like to point out though that both Matt and Rebecca did not go in the lake.
so they are either more intelligent, or less awesome, than am i.

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