2011&12 | Richard Carstensen | 25 page excerpt

In 2011 and 2012, I helped survey proposed hydro facilities at Sweetheart Lake and estuary, about 40 air-miles south of Juneau. We mostly traveled by boat but twice got a chance to fly. Journals from this work—6 visits total—are rather technical, but the flight obliques and annotations offer fun insights into glacial history and the contrast of lean and productive country.

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Page from my 20120716 Sweetheart journal. On the previous September flight, our pilot banked over the lake-head delta, giving great views of a forest we later ground-truthed.

Thoughts on the significance of a lowland pass between Sit’ Geeyí, glacier bay (Gilbert Bay), and Williams Cove.