View inside a spectacular blue-tinted crevasse within the Jefferson Park Glacier on the north side of Mt. Jefferson, Oregon. The glacier is located b/w 7,000 to 10,000 feet in elevation w/ this spot at about 8,000 feet. It is the second largest glacier on the mountain after the Whitewater Glacier on the east side. Walking through here is like a slot canyon (even have a cool little natural ice nearby) w/ an added bonus of 'organic' air conditioning, a good break from the sweaty sun-beaming climb up. The area is loud w/ dripping water & occasional rock fall in the ever-changing environment. Here the crevasse is about five feet wide at most & 100 feet up. You can see it is flooded 15 feet below, though don't be deceived - the crevasse is far deeper below the water w/ underwater icebergs weakly attached to the main ice walls.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.