Sheridan Glacier in the afternoon on March 13

Sheridan Glacier in the afternoon on March 13: It was overcast and cold, then started to drizzle while traversing the thick ice beneath my feet. It was tranquil out on the frozen water. Photo by Amanda Williams/for The Cordova Times

Fun fact about glacier ice, according to “Glacier ice is blue because the red (long wavelengths) part of white light is absorbed by ice and the blue (short wavelengths) light is transmitted and scattered. The longer the path light travels in ice, the more blue it appears.”

Through the ice looking glass: The shades of blue are hard to describe unless you have seen it in person. Do you call it Glacier Blue? Aquamarine? It’s other-worldly and fascinating, that’s for sure. Photo by Amanda Williams/for The Cordova Times
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Amanda Williams, originally from California, is a reporter, photographer and videographer for the Cordova Times. She has a long history of writing professionally for magazines and newspapers in her home state, and she also writes her own music. Williams is a decorated Navy veteran. When she isn’t covering the news, she enjoys skiing, singing, spending time with friends and family and traveling. She first came to Cordova as a VetsWork intern working for the Forest Service as a public outreach specialist on the Cordova Ranger District.