I had my second of three weeks on the glacier this last week. Because of the ash cover from the Mt. Redoubt eruptions the landscape took on an eerie appearance. Skiing 20+ hrs over the week gave me plenty of time to focus on my technique and wonder at how the ash changed the melting patterns of the glacier snow. Thankfully we had the pisten bully up and running to clear a path through the ash for us so that, for the most part, we got to ski on precious white snow.