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Alaska, 1979
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A cirque above Tarr Inlet forms a hanging valley. It displays the classic U-shape of a glaciated valley, as opposed to the V-shape of a river valley.

"Today we discontinued twelve-hour shifts and it's back to four hours on, eight off. I've hardly slept today, though, because the scenery is so hypnotically beautiful. We work for a while or eat or something, then we feel a pull from the deck and pretty soon we're out there soaking up the mountains, snow, and smooth blue-green water."

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